How Silence Led To 1400 Children Being Sexually Abused

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The authorities and staff entrusted to protect vulnerable people were too scared to do so. Andrew Lawes wants to help you speak out against abuse

An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins

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Male Survivor Executive Director Chris Anderson pleads with Richard Dawkins to stop diminishing the experiences of other survivors.

On Healing: Break Down Your Walls

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It still amazes Randy Ellison how much strength and peace can come from letting go.

The Child Is Always the Victim – Yes, Even If He’s a Boy

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Chris Anderson explains that when the media frames male victims of sexual abuse as “lovers”, the world becomes a less safe place for children.

Please, Don’t Tell Survivors of Abuse To “Get Over It”

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Please, says David Pittman, be careful what you say to those in pain.

Sasha Joseph Neulinger Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse: Why Isn’t He Angry?

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We all know anger isn’t conducive to healing from abuse. But how do we stop being angry?

What I Wish I Had Known

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Svava Brooks explains that you cannot heal your life if you keep giving your power to the people that hurt you then and are hurting you now.

Sexual Violence: It Really is a Men’s Issue

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Conversations about sexual violence relegate men to two roles: Bystander or Perpetrator. It’s time to add the third role: Survivor.

But I Don’t Always Have Enough Light For My Own Path

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Cecil Murphey, a sex abuse survivor, offers a moving meditation about what he’s learned on the path to healing.

“I do not, and cannot, trust other men. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of male friends I have, and none of them I let get close to me.”

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This comment by Dave on the post Open the Door: A Survivor’s advice on Not Shutting Out the World

Dialogue Between the Adult Survivor and the Wounded Inner Child

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Cecil Murphey, the adult, acknowledges the child who experienced childhood sexual abuse. He describes a cathartic inner dialogue between the adult survivor and the wounded inner child.

Out of the Shadows: 10 Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

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Jayneen Sanders offers 10 compelling reasons why we should keep finding ways to prevent our children from being sexually abused, and why we should provide effective methods for healing and recovery in the event that such abuse happens.

Open the Doors: A Survivor’s Advice on Not Shutting Out the World

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Many survivors have learned to protect themselves by keeping people and experiences at bay. Here, Randy Ellison shares the moment where he finds the balance between a coping mechanism and letting in the great things life has to offer.

A Survivor Answers the Question: Why Tell Anybody?

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Cecil Murphey believes that once you can start talking about it, you become an instrument of your own healing.

Do You Know How to Listen to a Survivor’s Story?

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As survivors, we often don’t feel worthy of someone believing our stories. But believe me, you deserve people who are willing to listen.

When Does the Worst Day of Your Life Turn Into the Best?

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David Pittman is honest about the most brutal aspects of his past because he needs others to know that there is hope.