“That I can stand before camera, that I can stand before people and talk—it has been a long journey.”
A Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army and combat veteran, Aaron has transformed his childhood trauma into a mission to help fellow survivors.
Speaking out publicly and working to change Georgia’s statute of limitation laws have helped to Alan to get his power back, a crucial step in his healing.
Profoundly neglected as a child, then sexually abused by priests, Alan has finally found a community among fellow survivors at MSSAT in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Alastair has transformed his own trauma by creating community resources for fellow survivors, from Leicester, England to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and soon beyond.
“You know I’ve been sober for over twenty-seven years now.”
“[Poetry] seemed like the best way to express some of the things that were going on for me.”
Nightmarish memories have forced Bill to re-define his childhood, but he has embraced the challenge and the meaning it has given to the rest of his life.
Tony’s love of acting, and the human connection he found through it, gave him a pathway to healing after he was abused by a mentor.
After 46 years of silence, Barry finally disclosed his secret, and now he is looking ahead to a new life of openness and activism.
“I wanted to know more about how to help people […] Nobody is talking about these things.”
“[Piano] feels like therapy. It really is healing, because I control the music and what comes out.”
Overcoming a childhood ravaged by severe domestic violence and sexual abuse, Brent has found within himself a wellspring of compassion for himself, and for those who harmed him.
“We have to feel. We have to. We have to break out beyond… the man box.”
“I just wanted someone to see that I was going through this, and to kind of come along beside me.”
“I’m no longer comfortable being a survivor in silence.”