In this video, I discuss how I felt like a prisoner in my own home. All the safety precaution I took and how I finally was able to feel safe again. ~ I am a survivor.
Mother Tongue: Monologues for Lesbian Ancestral Wives and Revolutionary Women Speaking the Unspeakable.
Everything about my life he tried to control and change. He tried to monitor me 24 hours a day, as if I was a prisoner. Voiced Courage is a compilation of short …
In this video, I describe why I couldn’t heal him. Even though I was afraid of him I still wanted to help him. I saw him as a victim. This video helps to show insight …
In this video, I talk about repressed memories and how counseling helped me find healing and inner peace. I also discuss that being the “strong one” does not …
Sexual Abuse of Boys & Men | Mitch Mathai’s Story Preview | 1in6 Here’s a link to our Kickstarter campaign: …
Guest Lecture on the Power of Social Media in Advocacy.
In this video, I describe the incident when he grabbed a screwdriver, held me down and threatened to stabbed me in the belly (I was 7 months pregnant). “I am a …
In this video, I talk about how I became homeless with a newborn. I went from being a college graduate with a great job to struggling and homeless in about a …
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ~William Shakespeare Remix (Originally posted on WESurviveAbuse.com) 12/17/2015 Well, this week I learned that the Millennials outnumbered the Baby Boomers. The first time that any generation has outnumbered the Baby Boomers. Perhaps that is why there has […]
After the loss When a victim of sexual violence reports that someone raped them they might want to press charges. At first.But then…….As time goes on they may begin to pull away and become less cooperative.With everyone.Medical professionals. Law enforcement. Prosecution. Even advocates. And, even their own friends & family.DoubtSo because of this, somewhere […]
Change must begin with WE Statistics are very important to social justice work. BUT, stories are the real tools of change. With stories, one lone voice can change a person’s entire life.Most of my readers know that Survivor Marilyn Van Debur Atler is one of the first persons to inspire me to speak […]
Glad to see that we are in a season of listening to the powerful voices of Survivors. Excellent! What is most unfortunate is that there are so many out there. This week I gathered up a cross section of a few memoirs that I have read about the healing journey. Each one is truly authentic. […]
Did you know that some victims of child sexual abuse prefer to confide in teachers rather than parents? Even those from “good” loving homes? No one knew Up until today, few know this. My teachers were the first safe adults to learn that I was being raped by people my mother and family members both […]
How to Get Away with Contributing to the Culture of Silence around Sexual Violence on National Television like ABC 20/20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE How to Get Away with Contributing to the Culture of Silence around Sexual Violence on National Television like ABC 20/20 Some viewers were shocked and appalled by ABC 20/20’s coverage of the 13 Survivors of convicted rapist Daniel Holztclaw who targeted black women while he worked as an Oklahoma City police […]
Are We Going to Leave Child Sexual Abuse Out of the Hip Hop History Books or Nah? by Tonya GJ Prince with Daniel Johnson
Planet Shock The early 80’s. I was in elementary school. Rap was newish to those of us in central Virginia. It was launching! And, our parents hated it. Back then corporations knew kids didn’t have a dime. None of that coddling broke kids stuff. Black radio played a few rap songs during certain times only. We dealt […]
We thought they were right Some of us were children when an older girl told us that it was normal to play with each other in a way that devastated us. Some of us were children when a group of older boys told us it was normal for boys and girls to play in a […]
When a close relative, Morgan*, announced her pregnancy our family was ecstatic! I had to hear hear every detail. By this time my own pregnancy was like 15 years ago and I I was too young, sick, and terrified to appreciate the whole miracle. Yes, I was reliving my pregnancy through her. She didn’t mind. […]