If you’re familiar with my background, you might think this is the website of a lawyer.  But I was a writer long before I ever became a lawyer.

Before that, I was for years a victim of child molestation.  That fact doesn’t define me.  It’s just the springboard I’ve used to propel myself forward.

And that really is my point.  We are, all of us, more than our labels, more than our circumstances, more than the pain we may have endured.

This website is a way for me to make that point, to comment on abuse-related issues, and to share my faith.

I hope you’ll join me…and find your own voice.



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259 responses to “Home

  1. mobarak

    really i enjoying with you by this golden word’s.. with my pleasure

  2. Beautiful! We are more than our labels! ❤️🙏🏻
    I used your line in Isolation and God “While the Crucifixion is humanity’s ultimate ‘No!’ to God, the Resurrection is God’s eternal ‘Yes!’ to us.” And cited your blog site as the source and your article too. I am sharing it in my facebook page Life Hub. Blessings!

  3. “It has been said that if child abuse and neglect were to disappear today, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual would shrink to the size of a pamphlet in two generations, and the prisons would empty. Or, as Bernie Siegel, MD, puts it, quite simply, after half a century of practicing medicine, ‘I have become convinced that our number-one public health problem is our childhood’.” (pg.228)

    Allowed to continue unhindered, such abuse will cause the child’s brain to improperly develop; and if allowed to continue, it’s the helpless infant’s starting point towards a childhood, adolescence and (in particular) adulthood in which its brain uncontrollably releases potentially damaging levels of inflammation-promoting stress hormones and chemicals, even in non-stressful daily routines.

    A psychologically sound as well as a physically healthy future should be all children’s foremost right—especially considering the very troubled world into which they never asked to enter.

  4. Yes, we don’t need to identify ourselves by labels. You are you, unique!

  5. Dear Anna,

    Hello! I have just finished reading and commenting on your excellent post entitled “Palm Oil – The High Cost of Beauty”.

    How have you been during your long Easter weekend?

    I have stayed up till very late to complete some new graphics and animations plus more pertinent information for the special Easter post at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/easter-in-modern-multimedia-perspective/

    You are very welcome to enjoy the extended and updated post at your earliest convenience.

    May you find April and the new Springtime very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging about whatever topics that take your intellectual fancy!

    Yours sincerely,

  6. Feeling pleasure to join you🙂

  7. Liebe Anna, Du bist eine wirklich großartige Frau, von denen es mehr geben sollte. Ich freue mich sehr, dass wir auf diese Weise in Kontakt gekommen sind. Ich wünsche Dir alles erdenklich Gute, liebe Grüße Marie

    • Meine liebe Marie, ich bin auch dankbar, dass wir uns getroffen haben. Obwohl ich mich sehr über Ihre gute Meinung zu mir freue, verdiene ich ein solches Lob nicht. Wir alle stehen vor Herausforderungen. Ich schreibe Gott mein Überleben zu. Deine freundin, A.

  8. Meine liebe Anna, Sie verdienen wirklich jedes Lob dafür, was Sie leisten. Da Sie sich einmal für den Kölner Dom interessiert haben, habe ich jetzt viele Fotos zu einem Blogartikel zusammengestellt, damit Sie sich schon einmal ein umfassendes Bild machen können. Ich habe den Beitrag hauptsächlich Ihretwegen geschrieben:
    Deine Freundin, Marie

    • Meine liebe freundin, Marie —

      Deine güte überwältigt mich. Ich bin wirklich berührt. Sie können sicher sein, dass ich Ihre Website besuchen werde, die ich den Lesern von Herzen empfehle.

      Es war ein Segen für mich, Sie zu “treffen” – auch wenn nur online. Ich wünsche dir alles Gute für das Leben.

      Mit Liebe, A. ❤ ❤ ❤

  9. Hi, my name is Fairy Queen, I write to you from Italy. I was an abused child, from 4 years of age a man molested and sexually abused me. I have been in therapy for 3 years, My psychologist was also a hypnotist but he could not hypnotize me because I risked an inner collapse, because I have no memory of who that man was, my mind has repressed the memory, and certainly he was a family person. And that revelation could have destroyed me. I’m not well, I also had breathing problems due to deformation of my diaphragm, because he was on top of me and crushed me. Nonetheless, I tried to have a normal life, even if no one had understood, from my drawings at school, that there was a monster in my life. I also had terrible nightmares and panic attacks, which are now rarer. Also after the abuse I no longer ate and they thought it was a disease and they gave me vitamins. No one ever understood why I could no longer put anything in my mouth. However, the years have passed and I have problems with anxiety, asthma, heart, physical pain, and many other problems that are the consequence of that abuse. Unfortunately I will never be able to have justice because many relatives have died and I don’t know which of them could have been. Therefore I continue my life in this world which is getting worse and worse.

    • Dear Fairy Queen —

      My heart goes out to you. Many abuse victims are forced to forego justice in this world. Man’s justice is always flawed, in any case. You can rest assured that God will provide true justice in the next life, even if you cannot achieve it here.

      But you deserve a full and satisfying life. That is possible for victims, even if their abuser is never identified or punished. Your focus should be on your own healing.

      That you somehow survived despite violation at such a young age is an enormous achievement. That you managed to retain your sanity is yet another achievement. Your presence in the world makes it a better place.


      A. ❤

    • I am so sorry to read your account of the abuse you went through.

      No child should go unprotected,

      Regarding therapy you had and being that you never went through being hypnotised.
      Perhaps it could said and wise you don’t try such intrusion of your memory.

      Why open up historic wounds? What you don’t remember can’t hurt you. What would you gain from it?
      I relive often I wish that wasn’t the case. I now manage PTSD .

      I too was an infant victim. I became a parcel to be past around through out most of my young life.

      Up until l married, relationship building was always a challenge specially for my exhusband.

      I hope you nowvfeel a little bit supported and perhaps we can chat in the future.

      History ideally is best left in the past. What matters is the here and now for survivors of any kind of child abuse and severe neglect too.

      I wish you find and make some happy memories.

      hugs from

      Survivorempowered Shezz

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