To All Incest and Molestation Survivors…

I created a Facebook page around a year and a half ago to celebrate the work of Marilyn Van Derbur Atler, a childhood incest survivor, motivational speaker and pioneer in breaking the silence around childhood sexual abuse who did not speak publicly about her abuse until 35 years later. Marilyn has devoted much of her adult... Continue Reading →

On Forgiveness

Healing is not contingent on forgiveness but forgiveness may be a natural byproduct of true and complete healing from trauma. I would like to share some empowering and validating passages from the book "Miss America By Day" written by Marilyn Van Derbur who was incested from age 5-18 by her father. Marilyn courageously did the... Continue Reading →

The Invisible Survivor and What You Can Do

While the poor, homeless and starving are important too, I am very saddened by the lack of acknowledgment incest survivors get. So many of us 'save the world' types spend most of our time and energy into saving everyone but those who are the most ignored in our culture: incest survivors. The incest survivor is... Continue Reading →

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