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Fiona is the story of child sexual abuse survivors everywhere–abused by the people they know and trust, and most often silently carrying the pain and shame of that abuse into their adult lives and relationships.
Only when we are willing to face what happened to us, feel the pain, and grieve the loss of our innocence, can we begin to move forward in a constructive way. When we can talk about what happened to us openly and unashamedly, then we know we are well on our path to recovery and a happy, healthy life.
Message to survivors:
Please know that you are not alone in your journey. There are many of us, and together, we can make a brighter future for our children and for ourselves.
Check out our Survivors THRIVE Facebook Group for a supportive network that shares recovery and healing, resources, events and more.
Or join our movement! There are many simple ways you can make a difference in the lives of children and survivors, from purchasing cool merchandise to participating in a concert or sharing your story through art, music or poetry. Join us!
Message to family members and partners of survivors:
We recognize that being with a survivor has its own challenges from lack of trust to unexpected triggers.
Feel free to check out our HelpforSurvivors.org library of recommended reading. There are books and articles for partners, parents and family members as well as survivors.
Plus it’s important to reach out for support for yourself as you accompany your loved one on their healing journey. NAASCA has a list of local and online support groups that you can search for family support as needed.
Video Production: Coalesce Films, Producer Nick Rhodes https://fb.com/coalescefilms
Makeup: Candice Collier http://candacecollier.com
Abused woman: Amber DeVos http://amberldevos.com
Boyfriend: Justin Metts
Abused child: Abigail Mann
Music Production: JOA http://jesseowenastin.com
Music & Lyrics: Asha Lightbearer http://ashalightbearer.com
Guitars, Bass: Jesse Owen Astin
Drums: Toni Belsair
Strings: Christian Howes http://christianhowes.com
Children’s Background Vocals: Brianna Spikes, Ameyah Urbina, Noah Miller, Suneah Beason
*CORRECTION: The statistics of 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 at the end of this video are no longer up-to-date. We are happy to report that according to newer studies by Darkness to Light (https://D2L.org), current statistics are that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This only includes contact abuse and does not include abuse such as exposure to inappropriate sexual content, witnessing sexual acts or voyeurism.