Tag Archive: SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS

THROUGH THE EYES OF A VICTIM OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Total innocence

What a cleansing to finally reach the point in your life that you find true and complete healing as a victim of child sexual abuse. It is not common for me to share this part of my story, but given things that I have heard and seen recently, I feel it is a necessary step…

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY-A FORMER VICTIM’S POINT OF VIEW

Ongoing sexual assault in the military of our United States? Who knew? How long has this been occurring, and what’s being done to stop it? Our nation has felt vulnerable and abused over the past weeks with the Boston Marathon bombing. Now we have breaking news that Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski, Chief of Sexual Assault…

CHILD MOLESTATION – A Little Girl Speaks (WARNING – Adult content)

Who could guess this baby would become a victim of child molestation?

What would child molestation look like through the eyes of the child being abused? This is NOT a fairy tale: Once upon a time there was an innocent little girl. She played with dolls, pretended to be a princess living in a castle, but her innocence was interrupted. So, here she shares her story of…

ELDER ABUSE

Elder Abuse - Domestic violence by family members?

Chicago has issued a proclamation declaring July as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. What IS elder abuse? June is acknowledged as National Elder Abuse Prevention Month. In his own proclamation making June 15 Florida’s Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Governor Rick Scott expressed his commitment to making life safer, healthier and just better overall for the elderly….

RAPE IN THE MILITARY

Defending our freedom, defenseless to rape?

In my capacity as an advocate for abuse awareness, over the past weeks I have received numerous reports regarding rape in the military. One report stated that more females in the military are being raped by male members than are being shot and killed by the enemy. That is an alarming statistic. We are also…

We Learned from Jerry Sandusky

Coach, mentor, pedophile?

Now that the trial is over and the coach has been sentenced, we must consider what we learned from Jerry Sandusky. The trial was extremely high profile. Many asked why Coach Sandusky chose not to testify in his own behalf. His lawyers insisted that not take place. Here’s a blonde take on that decision.  Just…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Lissette 2010 Emmy

Women’s History Month comes along in March. You're probably thinking of such as Betsy Ross, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa or . . .? Maybe it's just my sense of finding hidden messages in the most unlikely places, but I find it interesting that March is Women's History Month. Throughout the history of America, women have marched…

THE INNER PAIN OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Inner pain of domestic violence reaches others

THE INNER PAIN OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Domestic violence always carries with it a level of inner pain. After being interviewed by one of the local newspapers and reading the article last month, I found some of the comments others left nothing short of amazing. It was obvious many readers just don’t “get” the inner pain…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—From “Beautiful” to Abused

Looking back, I realize I was starving for some positive attention. So, when this guy who I had never seen before crashed my party and began telling me how beautiful I was and how much he wanted to take me on a date, I was flattered. You see, at best I saw myself as average….

If a child has said they have been inappropriately touched should you ask the perpetrator about it?

A dirty secret – Who do you tell? Amazingly, the title of this post was actually a search term used to get to my blog site. I only wish I could personally speak to the person who was conducting that search, but will hope that somehow they will find this message and get some of…