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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.23.2013
I have listened to many phone calls and read many emails and blogs regarding a child sexual abuse survivor’s story. All of them grab my heart; all of them torment me. All are a painful reconstruction of what happened to an innocent child. Some cover the abuse up with words carefully coached not to...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Dec.08.2012
        Survivors and their children: this description could apply to many countries today, but it fits Cambodia perhaps more than most.  I learned this as we explored the Cambodian countryside, small towns, and villages, as well as the cities and famous...
jodi-cutting's picture
Oct.15.2012
As I watched participants cross the finish line yesterday at the Patrick Dempsey Challenge, I literally had a lump in my throat and my eyes welled with tears, over and over again. I am grateful to have shared a small piece of this experience with one of my dearest friends and for knowing someone...
ron-lavalette's picture
Jun.14.2012
All the rats say it’s not a race, though it’s hard to tell, what with all of them doing their best to out-rat each other, jacking up their prices precipitously overnight almost every night, regardless of any theories of supply and demand. And it’s even more difficult to figure out how they remain...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jul.07.2010
I've been thinking lately about silence and how it is the number one reason why childhood sexual abuse is epidemic. It is not a topic of conversation that people are comfortable with. As the founder of The Lamplighters, an international movement for recovery from incest and childhood sexual abuse,...
kyi-kaung's picture
Aug.20.2009
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/eyes-of-the-storm/full-episod...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jul.19.2009
When I walked into his room, I knew he was dying. His face looked gaunt, as if the muscles that once pulled a frown, and parted a smile chased by laughter had dried up. Yet, he managed a weak smile when he saw me in uniform. As I approached the side of his bed, I smelled his death as if it clung to...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jul.14.2009
I've recently been invited to serve on the Board of Directors of a foundation called Let Go,Let Peace Come In at www.letgoletpeacecomein.org/ .  Their mission is: "To bring healing, support, and awareness to the hundreds of millions of adult childhood sexual abuse survivors and their families...