The Secret Keepers

This topic is difficult and hard to read about, but it is cruel, and its victims need to know that it does matter, and that there is healing available. Those victims need to know that they are not alone. Their pain is real, the consequences of the actions of others, the impact of those situations, last a lifetime and perpetrators need to know how their actions affect those they have hurt. For this reason I am reblogging this with the permission, and request of Mended Musings.

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I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to ask you to share this post. Reblog it, share it on Facebook, tweet it. Someone out there needs to hear this message today. Even if you think you don’t know anyone who has been abused. Even if you don’t read the entire post.

About a month ago I was asked by Dawn at WTF words, thoughts, feelings to contribute an essay for an anthology that she and Joyelle are creating for parents who are survivors of childhood sexual and physical abuse (learn more at

I submitted my essay but I also want to shine a bigger spotlight on this project because I fear that they may not get many submissions. Not because it’s not a worthy cause or because there aren’t enough people out there to contribute but because survivors of abuse are secret…

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