"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...
SO THERE IS ONE LESS STORY TO TELL
To tell that you were sexually abused is not easy, but it makes a difference. Not only for you but also for others. You can make a difference by telling YOUR story and giving sexual abuse a face. Break the silence and tell Your story. Tell your story so there is one less to tell!
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