A self-help, confidence-building guide for girls offers advice on developing self-respect and discusses pride, personal appearance, and social interaction.
This book has some great information and beautiful illustrations for those of us that are still learning to love ourselves. Sibling sexual abuse striped me of my self-respect so I find myself in a continuous learning process.
I feel like there were so many signs of sexual violence when I was a little girl and the adults that were confronted with these signs did see them or did not care. The LIE I tell myself is that maybe it is okay to rape little girls … I know this is a LIE but it sometimes feels like the truth when I am around or think about my childhood family.
Jan Frank. Door of Hope: Recognizing and Resolving the Pains of Your Past (Kindle Locations 2255-2261). Kindle Edition.
It is very difficult for us when we have spoken the truth and are maligned, ostracized, and misrepresented. Many men and women have shared a similar scenario with me over the years and it is becoming more and more prevalent. If in your family there is a situation where children are in danger, you may need to consult with a professional about any further action you need to take to insure the protection of potential victims. But you cannot make it your job to convince your family of the truth. You have offered them truth, which they have rejected. So many who have found themselves in this position spend hours, days, and months formulating letters, sending books and articles, and having endless conversations-often in their heads-about the right way to enlighten family members. This rarely results in any change and only revictimizes the survivor through the family’s repeated disbelief and rejection.
- May 3, 1973: Follow up exam for illness.
- April 22, 1975: Sore Throat, Stomach ache, UTI, Migraine – RX Gantrisin for UTI and Phenobarbital.
- April 29, 1975: Follow up found still has stomachaches, Mother thinks emotional turmoil – classroom. Wait out school year.