I TOLD MY STORY

SO THERE IS ONE LESS STORY TO TELL

"He said that it was all ok, but it didn't feel ok. Maybe because it was all new for me? Maybe because it was daytime and we were in bed? Maybe because the children from outside could come running in every moment now? Or maybe, just maybe, because I was seven years old and he was my uncle! -  My uncle whom instead of protecting me was the one whom I needed protection from. 

In my book BROKEN SILENCE: Living with Passion and Purpose after Sexual Abuse, A Dancer's Story -, I tell my story of sexual abuse. The effects it had on my life and how I now thrive instead of just survive. I hope to give others the courage to tell their story and to break the silence too. There are more than 1,000 sexual abuse victims a day. Imagine... that’s one per minute. Sexual abuse victims are not nameless. They are not numbers in a report; they are people with a name, with a family, often tainted for the rest of their lives. I believe that there is healing in telling your story. Sexual abuse is still a topic of taboo. By giving abuse a face we'll bring it out of the dark into the light.

Tell your story too! It will encourage and empower others to do the same...

Jean Dorff

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Jean Dorff

"He said that it was all ok, but it didn't feel ok. Maybe because it was all new for me? Maybe because it was daytime and we were in bed? Maybe because the children from outside could come running in every moment now? Or maybe, just maybe, because I was seven years old and he was my uncle! - My uncle whom instead of protecting me was the one whom I needed protection from.” The abuse started when I was seven years old and went on for more than 5 years of my childhood. My story is a bad story of abuse and domestic violence. Unfortunately, it's not a unique story… and what gets me the most is that thousands of similar new stories of young kids like myself start every day. I wrote my book -BROKEN SILENCE: Living with Passion and Purpose after Sexual Abuse, A Dancer's Story- to...
2018-08-23T23:33:22+00:00
"He said that it was all ok, but it didn't feel ok. Maybe because it was all new for me? Maybe because it was daytime and we were in bed? Maybe because the children from outside could come running in every moment now? Or maybe, just maybe, because I was seven years old and he was my uncle! - My uncle whom instead of protecting me was the one whom I needed protection from.” The abuse started when I was seven years old and went on for more than 5 years of my childhood. My story is a bad story of abuse and domestic violence. Unfortunately, it's not a unique story… and what gets me the most is that thousands of similar new stories of young kids like myself start every day. I wrote my book -BROKEN SILENCE: Living with Passion and Purpose after Sexual Abuse, A Dancer's Story- to tell my story, to break the silence and encourage other victims to do the same. It's not only the victims who need to break the silence, we all need to raise awareness for what is happening. This will be a major step forward in bringing the number of abuse and domestic violence cases down. ** We need to stop sexual abuse and domestic violence, not for me, but for all the women, men and children out there. **