"My little mind was already trying to reason his abuse of me. I remember thinking, “He thinks I am my mom. It's ok.”
When I met Rachel Thompson, owner of Bad Redhead Media, on Twitter, I resonated deeply with her writing. Here's why.
Child abuse survivors understand other child abuse survivors. We joke about off color things. We find the macabre fascinating and nerd out on unexpected subjects.
Harsh, that's what my mother's generation called verbal abuse. Harshness. Harsh meant you could be spoken to however the adult wished.
"My worst day as a free soul is far better than my best day in captivity." Samie Brosseau
He thought he was a part of a loving church, until Jane Whaley arrived and turned his life into rubble.