I am an author, blogger and incest survivor who offers hope, inspiration and practical insights for survivors of childhood sexual abuse so each one can live an empowered life apart from the effects of abuse.
I used to be afraid that success would mean the weight of too much responsibility. As a child, I was burdened with the responsibility of keeping my family functioning—by keeping the secret, by keeping my parents happy, by being good. I never had the choice of taking it off. That was too much weight for a child, but the false responsibility of my childhood isn’t the same as valid responsibility now. As an adult, I’m equipped to handle the tasks that belong to me. I also have the choice of how much responsibility to accept. I can grow into new opportunities at a pace I feel comfortable with. ”