What About Us? Abuse Histories in the Making

I belong to a talkative brown bag lunch group, and last week someone started talking about child sexual abuse, whereupon another put her hands over her ears so as not to hear.  When I wrote my book on incest, the first assistant I hired refused to read it.  It’s okay to  have strong negative feelings about the topic, but what about the children who are continuing to experience incest, for example, living their own abuse histories even as I write this blog and you read it?  We don’t have to read lurid, painful histories, but how about educating ourselves so as to better protect our own children and others’?

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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4 Responses to What About Us? Abuse Histories in the Making

  1. bethanyk says:

    Yes!absolutely! If she didn’t want to hear it, imagine how hard it is for us to have lived it! The world puts their hands over their ears. That is why we keep speaking! Being heard means protecting other children

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