I saw this post a couple of days ago and made a mental note to point to it. Then, as has been the case too often lately, I got busy and forgot. I’m trying to make up for that now. It’s a post with links to news stories about Chris Witty, Olympic SpeedSkater, US flagholder for this year’s Games, a three-time medalist and a surivor of childhood sexual abuse.
I was especially struck by her desire to talk about what happened to her in order to help other kids and survivors feel free to share their own stories and raise awareness of the issues surrounding abuse; depression, low self-esteem, etc. As you know, anything that helps survivors feel less alone is very close to my heart, and I commend Chris for taking this public stance!