“It happens to everybody from all walks of life […] You can have a great life, and there’s support, there’s people there who will help you.”
Ken fought the world – literally and figuratively – until he found his way into a peer support group for male survivors, and he has never looked back.
A deep spiritual connection, inner strength, and intelligence have guided Hart from severe trauma to a present filled with compassion and professional accomplishment.
Faith, hope, and love, entwined with his Maori roots, have helped Lewis to survive a childhood marred by family violence, and an adulthood marked by acute grief.
“My life is once again filled with light and promise. The darkness, fear, and shame are in my past. I am happy.”
A penchant for poetry and an operatic voice have helped Michael to heal the deep wounds inflicted on him from a childhood scarred by incest and betrayal.
Composing a suicide note to his teenage son, Mark instead found himself unburdening himself of decades of secrecy. In this act came the liberation from shame and reconnection with others.
“Music is a heartbeat. It keeps me going. It moves me. It shapes me. It creates me. It is who I am.”
With help from an “angel,” Marty found his voice, and today makes his living as a writer, an actor, a singer and a playwright.
Mark is able to transform his pain through music…
A Major in the US Army, a seasoned attorney, a veteran of the Iraq War, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Mason looks ahead to a new chapter after he retires from the Military.
Persistence, good therapy, yoga and meditation, and the loving support of a sensitive partner have helped Peter to heal from the abuses of a Catholic priest.
Silenced by the step-father who devastated his childhood, Michael worked hard to find his voice and now uses it to fill theaters.
Years of sexual abuse as a child led to years of drug and alcohol abuse and violence as a member of one of New Zealand’s motorcycle gangs. Then came a life-altering moment in a church.
“I don’t know if there are other guys like me who have been molested by their mothers who come out here and talk about it like this, but I know that if I don’t it’s not gonna start.”
Michael has transformed his catastrophic childhood into a passionate devotion to helping traumatized and disadvantaged children around the world.