Lesson learned. “I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads, not by the number of road-blocks I’ve encountered. ” There are many people who are offended by the truth. I am no longer ashamed to speak up, no longer afraid to tell the … via #AntiSex


Lesson learned. “I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads, not by the number of road-blocks I’ve encountered. ”
There are many people who are offended by the truth. I am no longer ashamed to speak up, no longer afraid to tell the truth, regardless who is offended by my truth. I’ve chosen not to let my family’s incest history make me bitter, I am also reminded each day that there are same battles that are not mine to fight.
We cannot go back and rewrite our history.
As adult survivors it is up to each one of us to never be silent about things that matter just to comfort other people in their ignorance and fear or because it offends them. Incest remains one of the last taboos in our society and is an unthinkable concept to most people, but that doesn’t mean its not happening in our home, and in communities worldwide.
Incest and sibling sexual abuse is intergenerational, and will take many generations to change such an ingrained culture in our DNA. History can’t be erased, ignored or changed, however history has left behind many wounded souls.
I am asked many questions about my journey of recovery, my incest family, even about my children, and I answer them all the best I can from what I myself know, feel and have experienced in my lifetime, but I can’t speak for others, for those who have asked me, “Do your children know your story? I don’t know what my own children know about me, they are adults and have not been part of my life journey for the last twenty-five years, a lifetime of changes in all our lives, I don’t know them and they have chosen not to know me.
I know a few of you are very sad when reading my story, but I ask you not to be sad for me. I am actually grateful each day to be able to live my adult life in the light of truth, to know who I am, to finally be at peace with all my childhood memories, and to know that I am only crazy to those family members that are living the lie.
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Life commends our Respect, and our Soul Dignity, never settle or accept anything less. I am an Adult-Incest-Survivor-Author-Advocate and the Founder of Cristina’s House of Hope. CHOH WebPages: http://www.cristinashouseofhope.com.au/




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