If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse or this subject is in some way close to your heart, your creativity is not only a healing outlet but can also help to heal millions of others.
The number of survivors of sexual abuse and children that are still suffering from it today is shocking. One out of every four or five children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. And that statistic is only from those who reported it.
Most people don’t want to see or even think about it, but it’s happening. And it’s real. If you’re a survivor, you know this all too well.
The hardest message to convey to those that aren’t in the know is that many sexual predators appear to be very ordinary, and sometimes even kind, people.
Jared Fogel, the former Subway spokesman, is a great example of someone who appeared to be gentle, kind, generous, and an inspiration to many, but also a sexual predator.
Your creativity can be a guiding light to others
The FIONA Project is a movement to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and to generate much-needed funding for prevention education and survivor support programs. This isn’t about donating money, just your creativity. This is how you can reach others and get the message across just how prevalent and devastating sexual abuse is.
It’s also a way to give a voice to those who don’t have one. It can inspire others to speak up and give courage to those who are too traumatized to share what happened to them.
Your creative projects can be a gift to the world.
Click on this link to go to the Survivor’s Speak website and submit your artwork, poetry, or music. You can make a difference. Help to heal others while healing yourself.