Thank you Mary Ann for being brave and sharing your story. We hope through this difficult task of finally allowing yourself to be fully seen, you have found peace and healing; and we know that sharing your story will inspire and empower others to come forward and be free as well.
This is what child sexual abuse survivors can do!
About the Creator
Mary Ann Reuter
Author of Living in my own Shadow
I’ve lived for fifty years in the shadow of my own life, hiding from the truth, guarding a secret that I was told as a child I had to keep. I’ve come to the end and the secret that has cast a long shadow over my life has shortened leaving me no place to hide any longer. The weight of such a surreptitious event has me buckling at the knees and unable to live alone with it or, for many reasons, tell anyone.