This is an important story. It tells the story of a young girl and how she wound up a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her gymnastics coach. The reason this is important is that it’s become clear … Continued
Three years ago, I wrote about how much I appreciated being able to use Facebook to communicate with my far-flung cousins and other family members on the day that my grandmother passed away. How strange it was then to see … Continued
This past weekend, Penn State chose to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as coach at Penn State. There were also small protests against it. As a survivor, I think there’s a legitimate question about whether it … Continued
Recently, I linked to an article whose headline referenced a rape epidemic: Link – There’s a Rape Epidemic in America That No One Is Talking About https://t.co/KWJSR0PaQ7 — Child Abuse Survivor (@SurvivorNetwork) June 14, 2016 The article in question … Continued
Recently, an old friend started going through some old photo albums and scanning in the photos in order to share them on Facebook. She and I were in the same church group back in those days, and many of the … Continued
Recently, I have seen too many studies to link here, talking about how the effects of child abuse are being confused for ADHD, or lead to a variety of mental health issues, or even physical health issues. Just today, I … Continued
As we know now, Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle is going to plead guilty to a plethora of charges involving child pornography and sexual crimes against minors. I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about him, there’s been … Continued
No, what we need are not more registries. We need something much more comprehensive than that, something that will take more work than that, and something that focuses so much more on the children being abused and how to help them than on anything else, especially things that make us feel safer without providing much benefit at all.