Tag Archives: “sexual abuse”

Reflection

In the past few weeks, I’ve published 11 posts relating in different ways to the issue of sexual abuse. The home page of my website is focused solely on that topic right now. It’s a hard topic to write about. It’s draining to think about. Sexual abuse—to young children, sons and daughters, to teenagers, boyfriends, girlfriends,… Read More »

Another Perspective (#8 In This Series)

As an adult, when working with a massage therapist, I was deeply triggered and suddenly, my body began to experience something that was so traumatizing, I immediately disconnected. I had no thoughts or memories, only the feeling of intense fear as I fought. I curled up in a ball and sobbed, the therapist covered me with a blanket and let me work through that moment in peace. (My body would relive bits and pieces of it in the months afterwards.)

Another Perspective (#7 In This Series)

*Note: These are several of the many private responses/comments I have received based on previous posts about sexual abuse. The writers have agreed to let me share their comments. I have chosen to include this variety of responses all in one post, kind of as an extension to the comments that have already been posted underneath the blog entries of the… Read More »

Additional Experiences (#6 In This Series)

*Note: Here are several more of the many private responses I have received based on previous posts about sexual abuse. The writers have agreed to let me share their experiences here. I want to make special note that in this entire series, not all of these stories are from people from the tribe, and not all are from women.  I… Read More »

Another Perspective (#5 In This Series)

*Note: This is one of the many private responses I have received this week based on previous posts about sexual abuse. This writer did not give me express permission to share their post, and I hope they will forgive me for presuming that it was meant to be shared. I would never post, if it did not… Read More »

Another Perspective (#4 In This Series)

*Note: This is one of the many private responses I have received this week based on previous posts about sexual abuse. The writer has agreed to let me share their experience here. I will be posting additional stories all this week. Honestly, I feel like 95% of my thoughts the past couple days have surrounded this conversation.… Read More »

Another Perspective (#3 In This Series)

*Note: This is one of the many private responses I have received this week based on previous posts about sexual abuse. The writer has agreed to let me share their experience here. I will be posting additional stories all this week. While I am sickened and saddened this happens to our littlest children most of all, I… Read More »

Another Perspective (#2 In This Series)

*Note: This is one of the many private responses I have received this week based on previous posts about sexual abuse. The writer has agreed to let me share their experience here. I will be posting different perspectives all this week At first when I read your blog post I was upset because I felt… Read More »

Another Perspective (#1 In This Series)

*Note: This is one of the many private responses I have received this week based on previous posts about sexual abuse. The writer has agreed to let me share their experience here. I will be posting additional stories all this week. I love to write, yet I’m at a loss for words. When I was… Read More »

A Future Free of Sexual Abuse

Note to new readers: The following is in response to a previous article entitled, “Repressed Memories of Sexual Abuse.” I grew up in a community where everything I did was connected to church. My life and my church were so intertwined that there was no difference to me. I didn’t attend a religious school, but… Read More »

Repressed Memories of Sexual Abuse

I can’t even come up with the proper words to use to describe what I’ve recently learned. It’s not just people I know of who have been affected. It’s girls who are close to my heart. Is it me, too? That’s a question I’ve been grappling with, as much as any other. Repressed memories happen… Read More »