My previous post, “Sneak Peak – Book Two” I reveled the genre of my second book. Child abuse has been around ever since the birth of humans. It is not anything new. As hard as we wish, it is not going away anytime soon. It is unimaginable that parents can be so malicious to their children. Nothing in nature comes close to the cruelty humanity inflicts on their offspring.
My book focuses on my youth were I endured years of both physical and mental abuse. Yet, I want readers to comprehend there is more to the story. I want the reader to understand the long-term effect abuse has on the recipient. I want the reader to grasp the mental state of the child during the abuse. How is it they tolerate it? How do they deflect it to minimize the pain? How do they survive?
“For those that understand, no explanation is needed.
For those that do not understand, no explanation is possible.”
The above gives a synopsis of what I want the reader to take away. If the reader was also abused, then they will identify with some of the incidents. They will know the pain and suffering. For those that came from loving homes, I hope I can crack the door for a glimpse of the world of the abused.
I want the reader to become an advocate against child abuse. If you see abuse, do not turn your back, report it. The child is powerless to protect itself. We need to acknowledge the child is visible and of need of adult protection. Even today, too many times individuals refuse to get involved. To turn your head and walk away is condoning the abuser.
I also hope I can give a ray of hope to those abused individuals who are struggling with the effects. I want them to understand it is survivable. I want them to finally stop blaming themselves. They can stop pleasing others in hope it will bring happiness. They are worthy of love.
For years, I was similar to the majority that hid their abuse because of the stigma attached to its affect. I spent years dealing with self-anger, depression, guilt, and low self-esteem. I finally joined the too few who have braved this shame to share their story. With the help of many individuals in my life, I was able to conquer my fear and bring dignity, happiness, and love into my life.