This is a first person clear and powerful account of child abuse (physically & mentally), child rape, sex trafficking, child pornography, and torture; and how one girl grew into a woman, who not only worked to overcome such horrors, but had such a determination, she went on to become a doctor. A licensed successful psychologist, helping others make the transition from fear to love. As a survivor of child rape myself and someone who works with other survivors, I find this book to be a beautiful mix of personal testimony and psychological treatise on the elements necessary to heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. It will quite simply explain you to you.
I feel more educated on abuse, abusers, and mental illness having read it. It’s actually the best book I’ve ever read about child abuse\rape. The author explained feelings I’ve felt for years but couldn’t find the words to describe. I truly got a lot of answers from reading this book.
And while I highly recommend it to anyone who desires a greater understanding of themselves or these themes, I also want to state that this book contains a great deal of painful, shocking realities which could be triggering to some readers. It’s definitely not for the weak of mind.
In telling her truth, this author is making a difference in more lives than she will ever possibly know. Her story also speaks to the power that compassion and love have in healing from some of the most traumatic circumstances.
Want to read more of Kerri’s book recommendations? Check out this post:
Your Life is Your Own, What Will You Do With It?
Want to read more of Kerri’s journey in healing? Check out these post:
The Essence of a Little Girls Loneliness and Pain
Love Letter to the Wounded child Inside
Toxic Family Members > God says “Walk Away”
Thank You for Causing Me So Much Pain
Toxic Family Members – 10 ways to Rescue & Save Yourself
My Mothers Legacy of Shame – An Open Letter – From Me, the Daughter She Didn’t Protect