You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away."
I love this statement; it hits the nail right on the head! How many people around you have asked you to stay quiet about your childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault experience(s)? For that matter, how about any truth? Even if they haven't asked you in words, their body language will clearly tell you. I've experienced this my entire life, but, the thing is, I still see it today. Many people don't want to hear about the gory details, and this has to change. Why? Because when childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors get recognition regarding their story, they begin to heal.
HEALING is not. . .
Healing is not about visualizing your hurt gone; it is not about blowing your hurt to the heavens; it is not about smothering your hurt with positive thoughts; it's not about asking yourself what you have learned from the experience!; and it's NOT that…