I managed to finish what is a VERY tough read. I urge others to make sure of their place in terms of healing and support before going here.By the end I was wiped out. This is a story for supporters of survivors.

As the story illustrates, years ago, survivor support was not well-developed. To be a victim was to hide a shameful act. Families and victims alike were told to "let it go." This was a state-of-the-art "treatment" modality at that time

I never told anyone what happened to me---and although I survived more or less intact, I still wince thinking of the dark paths I traveled to find the sun.

I've got this life
And the will to show
I will always be
Better than before