Category Archives: Child sexual abuse

Where Have the Big People Gone?

Found in my  writings from 1972: Frozen in time, immobile, sit I. All that I have ever been in with me still, keeping me, stifling me. My shackles are the bars of a play pen. I am a frightened child, … Continue reading

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I just saw a photo of a 5-year old in a hospital bed, holding a new born. It was labeled  “Youngest mother in  the world.”  I hope it wasn’t in one of those countries where rapists can escape punishment if … Continue reading

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: PERSIST : Reblog

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Originally posted on deo does things:
For the last few months, I have been so busy preparing for the MFA visual thesis exhibition. The exhibition is, in short, the culmination of my work in Columbia’s Photo MFA program. I have…

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The Truth Shall Set You Free?

I apologize.  I failed to include one truth from my book Fallout: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders and Others. I was afraid one piece of truth I came across might be destructive to victims of severe sexual abuse in childhood, and … Continue reading

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A CAUTIONARY TALE : Twelve Years with Sex Offenders

Treating sex offenders for twelve years during their incarceration was an eye-opening experience for me, and I’m a psychologist. Society’s anxiety about sexual abuse of children has prevented the free flow of information about vital issues for everyone–parent, child, victim, … Continue reading

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Humiliation: A Bethany Reblog

Originally posted on NOT MY SECRET…overcoming the shame of sexual abuse:
*lots of bad language, raw, real, triggers for abuse and rape* I coped by complete avoidance for most of my life. Avoidance meant minimizing. Avoidance meant ignoring my…

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