Author, Podcaster, & Silence Breaker
A young lady walked up to me and asked me "how can you forgive the people that took most of your childhood years away from you"? She was a student at my daughter's high school. She had heard me speak in front 80 people about forgiveness, abuse, & poverty. I told her "it takes time and a lot of patience". "But, if you're willing to process all of your feelings about the harm that was done to you, you can forgive the person(s) that abused you".
I coach women & young girls how to cope with painful memories & flashbacks due to rape, domestic violence, & or pedophilia. You can make it, you can survive ‘’after the pain’’. All you need is the will & the strength to save yourself. Stop relying on dead relationships & unhealthy coping skills to bring comfort into your life.
I used to be lost & confused. I couldn't connect or socialize with people without feeling paranoid. The flashbacks of being abused & or sexually assaulted are not easy to cope with. It left a huge hole in my heart that could only be healed by a shot of tequila or whiskey. I was acting out and my reckless behavior almost took my life & my child.
Don't jump into this rabbit hole where you feel stuck and can't get out. You deserve to feel free & happy. Here’s a something that can help you. Download a copy of my free action guide on five things that you can use to help you cope "after the pain."
Breaking The Code of Silence
Silence is not the answer to healing from horrible acts of pedophilia, rape, harassment, or abuse. I'm breaking my silence & sharing my stories to motivate young women to forgive & move forward from their past. There's a code of silence that has broken the strength & courage of young women who were just trying to live and be free.
Over 60% of women are exposed to sexual abuse and physical violence before the age of 16. Most of them are sworn to secrecy and threatened by their abuser to shut them up. Others are persuaded by family members that by reporting the act of rape and or physical violence that it will destroy their family.
If you put 10 women inside of one room, it is more than likely that at least nine have been victims of pedophilia, harassment, and/or sexual assault; or they have a friend, cousin, sister, aunt, mother, or grandmother who has been victimized.
Learning to Forgive
Forgiveness is the key to living a peaceful life. So, why is it so hard for some of us to forgive and move forward. Many women struggle with building & keeping a stable relationship (personal & professional) because of their past. 9 times out of 10, it's related to a past childhood experience that has changed them forever.