Stories

Neglected, Abused, and Molested; Ron Couldn’t Escape

Despite 15 years of horrific and potentially fatal child abuse, Ronald T. tells his real life account of the struggles he endured in his youth and how he copes with his past as an adult. Read More »

A Hateful Heart is Never a Healthy Heart

I am a poet, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a hard worker, a dreamer, a helper, and a giver. But I am also a survivor. Read More »

Beauty on the Outside

My Mother was a beautiful and charming woman. However, many people would have been surprised to know what went on at our house... Read More »

The Biggest Gift From God

I was sexually abused by my father from the time I was 5 until about 7 or 8. People don't understand when you do this to a child you ruin their ability to have normal sexual relationships as well as healthy adult relationships. Read More »

Rock and a Hard Place

My story is filled with sadness and triumph. My first recollection of physical abuse was when I was 3 years old. I wanted to watch Casper on TV and my mother did not want to stop chatting with her friends Read More »

All Alone

As my parents got divorced my mother introduced us to her boyfriend at the time. He befriended us and appeared to care for us as his own children. Unfortunately it was with cruel intentions. Read More »

Coming of Age

I was born to a drug addicted and alcoholic father and a dependent workaholic mother who knew no different then life with my dad. My mother and I were beaten by my dad my whole life. Read More »

I finally stood up for myself

I am a survivor of sexual abuse and child neglect! I have been molested five times, all by people I know very well: My grandfather, my uncle, my own father (all of whom are related) my brother's friend and my mother's boyfriend. I was also raped at the age of 14 by a high school boyfriend. Read More »

Abuse and Mental Illness

My name is Kimberly, I am 20 years old and I thought I would share my story. I was born in Oklahoma and my abuse started when I was seven and my dad got re-married. Read More »

I Wish I Knew I Could Tell

I am an adult now, but when my brother and I were kids my dad used to beat us. He would say that he was spanking us, but he hit us hard enough to leave bruises on us even if he hit us on the butt. Read More »

Child’s Play

Started as Child’s play a hacky sack so innocent so pure. This one not supposed to harm. An innocent game turned so wrong. Read More »

There’s Nothing We Can’t Overcome

My name is Julie, I am 33 years old and this is my story of how I overcame sexual abuse that was inflicted upon me by my biological father and brother. Read More »

I am a Survivor

My father was abusive for as far back as I can remember. When he would come home from work he would beat my mother, who was a stay-at-home mom with 5 kids. Read More »

“I didn’t know he had a bad side…”

Imagine a child sitting and wondering if someone will ever come and save her... Read More »

She was Only Three

It all started back in December of 2009 when my 3-year-old daughter told me and her grandma that her uncle had hurt her "cat." Read More »

You are Loved

I was four years old, going on five, when my father came home from the service with a new wife- my new stepmother. Read More »

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