From Surviving to Thriving


“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.” ~Robertson Davies

Childhood should be about innocence. About fun, trust, and love. But for too many children, it is, instead, about terror, pain, and abasement. This anthology brings together stories from both female and male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Heart-breaking, these stories are about everything childhood should not be, and the devastating results it can have on people throughout their lives. However, these stories are also a testament to the unbreakable human spirit, the inherent need to survive, and, ultimately, the determination to thrive in spite of the horrors they’ve endured. They are about the drive to become more than one’s past in an effort to have a future.

And they also are a message of hope. There is life beyond abuse. There are people out there who understand. You can do more than survive: you can thrive.