Christopher Anderson, Executive Director of Male Survivor, shares his personal story of being sexually molested as a young boy.
At the Good Men Project storytelling event, held in New York City on August 6th, 2015, Christopher Anderson told his story of being sexually molested as a young boy. Its chilling. But the fact that he is sharing this story is a testament to the power of recovery and offers hope for the millions of boys who are victims of rape each year.
Here’s a statistic Christopher shares in his story: one out of four men will experience some kind of sexual violence in their lifetime. Christopher notes in his video that it is the sharing of these stories that is a crucial part of the process of healing. But very few boys and men do share their stories. Why? Because so many simply don’t think its safe to do so.
We need to change that.
Christopher M. Anderson is one of the world’s leading experts on male trauma. He is an advocate for survivors of trauma and sexual violence, an author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and host of The Weak-End Podcast.
A survivor of multiple forms of childhood trauma with an ACES [Adverse Childhood Experience Study] score of 6, Chris has overcome battles with severe depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal impulses to become an internationally acclaimed public speaker and author.
He is the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor.org the leading not-for-profit organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
You can follow him on twitter via Follow @chander2nyc
Email Chris at canderson (at) malesurvivor (dot) org