As many of you know, in a separate article, we addressed child abuse survivors and asked them to tell us what have been the most vital steps in recovering from abuse. What many of you might not be aware of is that the founder of the No Longer Silenced Movement, Nicolette Winn, self-published her first in a series of books aiding child abuse survivors to live fulfilling and empowering lives after their abuse.
This in no way is saying that anyone forgets their abuse, or miraculously forgets about it one day, and the pain ceases to exist…that doesn’t happen. The weight of tragedy and pain stays with us for the rest of our lives, but it doesn’t mean that we have to let us destroy us.
This book is available on Amazon, and here is the link for your convenience: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S75J4F2 .
The book is dedicated to Winn’s younger brother, now 7, in hopes that one day they can build a loving sister-brother bond. Throughout writing the novel, our founder was threatened by both her step mother and mother, yet she somehow found a way to gain the courage to go through with it anyway, and we couldn’t be more proud!
The book, as this article, is directed to finding ways to encourage survivors of abuse. While some might be stuck or trapped in a way that they cannot reveal the contents of the book, the cover is a way to mask what the book may be about. The book is a way to let survivors know, you’re certainly not alone. Everyone’s story is different, but together, we can get through anything.
If anyone you know could use the book, recommend it, share it, let people know the contents are out there, and I hope it helps some of you heal or someone you love recover.