I want you to take a look at: Ashley Judd Speaks Out About Incest And Abuse In New Memoir.
She reveals details about herself that were not accepted or believed when she was a child. How often this happens! I hope memoirs like this can help to educate the public about the importance of listening to a child.
It sounds like Ashley has used writing her memoir to help to heal herself from her own repressed memories, as well as to let the world know that sexual abuse is real, that parents may not realize what kind of danger their daughters might be in if they are not watching. It is not about just pointing out blame or responsibility, this kind of book, like some of the others we have been talking about here on the blog, helps to bring awareness, we hope, especially when the author is famous. This is a celebrity memoir that might be delivering a lot of important information.
Are you interested in reading it? How does this review present the book different from the review discussed below? Even if you are not an abuse victim, would you read a book like this?
I am the facilitator of a support group for women who were sexually abused as children. I also meet one on one with women who are not ready for a support group. I am not a therapist; I am a mentor. I will walk with them on their journey of healing & share with them about my own journey.
Joyce, I’m sure that each woman in the group benefits from your shared experience. We all need mentoring of some kind to help us through the dark woods of pain on the way to healing, and the best guide is one who has been on the journey.
Best to you and all those whose lives you touch.