Dear Leaders and people in positions of authority, and people who are in a profession where they are trusted, and are trying to help people,
We need to have a serious discussion. One that, no doubt will leave most of us uncomfortable. I have a different name for these types of meetings. I call it a “come to Jesus” meeting.
I am a kid who was sexually abused by a man my mother dated. It started when I was 5 years old and escalated over the weeks, months and years to him…selling me to others for sex and torture. It went on for several years. The things that were done to me, that I was forced to do…are UNTHINKABLE. VIOLENT. EVIL.
When my mother found out, she blamed me for “seducing him” and she began to beat me daily, trying to “take me out of this world” and rid her of my presence. When I was a couple weeks away from turning 12, I called the police and was removed from the home and placed in foster care. When I was 12 years old, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way I was able to work through my hurt and shame. I had to re-learn EVERYTHING. What love was, what family was, what truth was. Who I was. And who I was not.