August 2008 - Posts

Kelly's Story

My parents met at a funeral, and married when mom was 15 and dad was 17. They had my older brother, Doug, and then three years later, I was born. They were married till I was 9. My parents were hippie-biker people. They grew, sold and smoked marijuana...

Tara's Story

I firmly believe that my faith has helped me in the healing process; it has made all of the difference in the world, because without God, I am nothing. This may at first seem as though I have zero self-confidence, but it is God Who makes me strong. There...

Kathy's Story

I can't remember a time when I wasn't...you know I use the term “abused,” but I don't know if that's correct. I was always fondled inappropriately, and my father was always exposing himself to me, and that to me is abuse. There was never...

Nan's Story

I’m 43. Thirty-one years ago, in 1969, at age 12, my life changed forever. What came to pass would affect every aspect of my being. Yet it would be many long years until I realized the magnitude of the scaring and mutilations. My experiences began as...

Gwen's Story

Hello, my name is Gwen and I am an incest survivor. From the age of 5-15, I was sexually abused by my father. I still cannot remember a lot of it and I may never, but when I can remember day-to-day I am 13, and for 3 years every morning I would be sexually...

Trixie's Story

You can call me Trixie. I am a writer, born in the south, where I lived until the age of four years old. Dad was offered a better job with better wages, so off to the north we went, Michigan, so I really don’t remember those times in the south. I was...

Schedule of book signings for Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering, and Healing after Sexual Abuse

August 14th, 2008 : 7:00pm-9:00pm 722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, MI “Working with Survivor Moms” This workshop will provide an overview of post traumatic stress, trauma and the evidence-based studies of the effects of sexual abuse on childbearing. The presenters...