it never seems to end. i was the only child i thought that it happened to. but now for several years i was not alone. i was alone with myself, two parts unconnected. how many more children will have to experience the pain, hurt and feeling of shame? how many more will have their lives forever changed? how many will self abuse and self destruct? how many will not know who they are, living as two, the adult that survived and the child that has been wounded and buried for so long? Why does the media neglect the child and speak of the pain and lives forever changed by abuse. The world will not believe until it understands the pain and horror of abuse. They will say get over it, they will say abuse does not make one self abuse, abuse does not cause one to dissociate or lose time, abuse does not make one feel shame, alone and worthless. This is what I would like the media to focus on, the victims and survivors and those that are trying to survive.
It is not just sports, it is in the home, school, workplace, it is everywhere.