Just the other day

Just the other day I was asked by a friend why organizations like EndCan mean so much to me. It’s a question that I have been asked before and my answer always comes quickly to mind and usually leads to a very in depth discussion. As happens so many times when I am...

Don’t ever rationalize abuse

I was abused by my dad starting when I was still a toddler. About 3 years old. It started out mild such as harder spanks and smacks than normal. Then when I was in my childhood almost every day was about survival. I was hit in the back with a wooden board. Beaten to...

Don’t ever be ashamed

As a victim of childhood sexual abuse myself, I know full well the devastation it can do to your life. I spent nearly thirty years doing everything humanly possible to maintain “my secret”…All that managed to accomplish was to fill me with hate,...

Keep telling until someone listens

She said she’d  be back on Monday I was almost 3. I didn’t see her again until I was 25. I was placed in foster care, eventually adopted. The new mother was a malignant narcissist, the father a mean drunk. I was continually set up to fail. I get beaten by a rubber...

Adopted after being through so much

My name is Daryl and I was abused. My biological parents were on drugs for most of the time I was with them. My siblings and I were placed in Child Protection Services. The physical and mental abuse from them was enough for anyone, but some of the times I fear to talk...

Children believe you

When I was 10 my dad hit me with a belt until I had bruises because I was a ‘bad kid’. For 11 years I thought that was completely normal & I deserved it. But I know now that what he did was wrong. At the same time as my father was beating me, my mother was an...