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By Dee | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. | Comment, like, share this story. Dee shares an extraordinary story about the terrible and hurtful thing that was done to her, the struggle she faced inside to share it, and how by facing that struggle, and telling her Mother what happened, she became the hero of her own story, went to the police, testified in court and she put a bad guy in jail. - - - If you've been hurt, or don't feel safe, you can get help by telling an adult who you trust - a parent, a teacher, or a family friend - and make sure they listen. Or you can speak to someone right now who can help by calling 800-442-4453. - - - Dee lived with her Mom and her Mom had a lot of friends. One day while her Mom went out to pick up dinner with her girlfriends, one of her guy friends came over to watch Dee. He was a friend of the family. While her Mother was out, he closed her bedroom door and sexually abused her. He did things to her that she did not want. Sexual abuse and child abuse are very serious things particularly when it is child sexual abuse. It's a thing that can be hurtful, confusing, shameful and very scary. Dee did not know what to do. When she was in school she was very quiet and kept to herself. She told no on what he did to her. Molested, sexual abuse, physical abuse, assault, sexual assault, whatever it was called, all she knew is that she was hurt and extremely sad. Then one day when she was driving with her mom the truth came out and she felt so relieved it did. She told someone she trusted, her Mom, what happened and they cried together. He abused her sexually. Then eventually, they went to the police and told them too. She ended up at a trial and was incredibly brave to stand up for herself and testify - tell the trust about what he did to her. As a result, he is in jail, a bad guy is in jail, he is a sex offender, a sexual predator. And Dee is on her way to getting healthy and happy again. "my sexual abuse story" is not one that will define her. Any form of abuse is not okay, whether it is sexual, physical or emotional. No one should be a victim of abuse - no one should have an abuse story. Dee is a victim but one that bravely faced the man who hurt her. He is a sex offender who hurt kids. She is not sad anymore but what happened will never go away. This is one abuse story that has sope. Please visit, support, seek help and get educated about abuse from: Lauren’s Kids: Lauren's Kids works to prevent abuse, protect children and help survivors heal. Learn more at http://LaurensKids.org Darkness to Light: Darkness to Light trains adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Learn more at http://www.D2L.org. National Children’s Advocacy Center: The NCAC delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership. Learn more at http://www.nationalcac.org These organizations partnered with storybooth on providing a pathway to education, advocacy and help on the subject of child abuse and childhood sexual abuse. We thank them for their guidance and support. Child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, molestation, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sex offender, are all words and phrases children should never have to heal let alone experience. This storytime is one storybooth story that hope never to receive again. Its one of the sad stories that show how strong kids can be. LINKS Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth Twitter: @thestorybooth https://www.twitter.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... CONTACT US firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT STORYBOOTH Real Stories, Animated. Storybooth is a digital platform that invites kids to record and submit their stories for a chance to have them animated and shared with the world. Embarrassment, heartbreak, challenges or triumphs; funny, sad, serious, or silly - we're looking for all kinds of stories - they just need to be real. Stories we select are then turned into animations and are published and distributed online for viewing, sharing, and engaging with on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. PTSD
Struggling with childhood sexual abuse? | Kati Morton
Childhood sexual abuse. I would really like your opinion on this video topic. Please share your story or feedback. I recognize that this is not the case with everyone however I think it is something that should be discussed more. Let's start the conversation here...MY FREE WORKBOOKS:Self-Harm http://goo.gl/N7LtwUEating Disorder Workbook http://goo.gl/DjOmkC My PO Box: 1223 Wilshire Blvd. #665 Santa Monica, CA 90403 Find me: My Website: https://www.katimorton.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/katimorton Tumblr: https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-v/FC0o/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------**** ****
Healing from Sexual Abuse & Incest
Today we're discussing how to recover from sexual abuse and incest. In my daily practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I use the work book "The Courage To Heal". I hope that you will take some time to really consider what we are talking about today. DOWNLOAD MY FREE WORKBOOKS HERE...Self-Harm http://goo.gl/N7LtwUEating Disorder Workbook http://goo.gl/DjOmkCVIDEO SCHEDULE...MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9 THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=katimortonPlaylists Complete "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body!": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqzvKjM9HCbL1sWxsWJSRLNKTypes of Eating Disorders: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqz_CKEMjHx8o-umO1TzzaDrEating Disorders Explained: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAB41960D35357E06Dietitian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqx8b27IXCAQNcpfMtcwmiXDSelf-Harm: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxUuzhjHu7Ra_UyKd4tEde2Live Broadcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxDKOXuVu3Uho-409fNOEAlKind words from you: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxJnRXSOBkq1bKm6S8vUE_MHelp Techniques: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14F50E070238DF4EFind me: My Website: https://www.katimorton.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/katimorton Tumblr: https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1 ****
Hypersexuality as a Result of Abuse | Kati Morton
Those of us who have been sexually abused or assaulted can struggle with our sexuality and sex life afterward. Today we talk about why many who have been abused or assaulted end up feeling very hypersexual. Meaning that we will want sex frequently, and even place ourselves in unsafe situations in order to have sex. It can be done impulsively, and without much care for our safety or wellness. In my experience, there are 3 reasons we act out in this way.1. To regain control! Since being abused can cause us to feel like we have no control over our body and what happens to it, we can use sex as a way to show we have taken over that control. Meaning that we get to decide when we want sex, with whom, and how often. In a way, we are showing that instead of someone else deciding, we now decide. 2. Validation. If the abuse or assault happened in our formative years, we can grow up thinking that love, support, and validation come in the form of sex. This may have been the only time someone gave us one on one attention or told us they loved us. Therefore, we can grow up thinking that sex is the only way someone can show us, love. Being hypersexual really just means that we are seeking out love, support, and validation, which is something we all need. 3. Chemical. I know this sounds a bit odd, but sex releases feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters when we have sex. Therefore, we can actually become addicted to it. Since we may have lived much of our life getting this "high" from sex without knowing what it was, we can miss that feeling and seek it out. This leads to hypersexuality and is usually why many find themselves in risky situations because we are seeking it out no matter what the cost just so we can feel that way again. Know that the majority of those who have been through sexual abuse or assault are hypersexual as a result. I am sure there are many more reasons for this, so please share your thoughts in the comments. I hope this helps you realize that you are not alone, and how you feel is very normal. The best way to treat hypersexuality as a result of sexual abuse or assault is to see a trauma therapy and an addiction specialist. That way we can not only treat that chemical urge to seek sex out but also help you heal from the sexual trauma you sustained as a child. With both of these treatments on board, you can heal from your past and live the life you deserve. xoxo ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------**** ****
Time's up: Hollywood's campaign against sexual harassment
Hundreds of actresses, film directors and lawyers have a launched a campaign in the United States to fight sexual harassment at work. The women include Hollywood stars, such as Cate Blanchett and Eva Longoria. The focus of their campaign, called Time's Up, is on people with low-paid jobs. Key words and phrases: launch start a large project or initiative harassment repeated unpleasant behaviour which upsets or annoys someone unveil officially announce something new [Cover image: GETTY IMAGES] NEWS REVIEW IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05q5jcc Watch the video and try our quiz here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-1/session-1 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every weekday we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Overcoming the shame and stigma of sexual abuse | Anthonia Ojenagbon | TEDxLagos
Anthonia sheds light on the silent struggle faced by many and is fast becoming a global epldemic - depression and suicidal tendencies. She delivers this talk through her personal battles with depression as a result of sexual abuse which occured in her childhood and the stigma that follows, which causes many in her shoes to remain silent and hurt. In this talk, she encourages others that help is avialable and they should seek it Anthonia Ojenagbon, a product of the prestigious Wavecrest College of Hospitality, is the managing director of Silton African Kitchen, a cutting-edge catering company. Before going into catering, she had won a Goldman Sachs’ scholarship to study at the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University as a milline. Anthonia, who was among the first 1000 Africans to be selected for The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) maiden edition in 2015, enjoys sharing her experiences in life with the younger generation, particularly as it relates to child abuse and self-esteem. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx