I am the face.. part 2

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE. IT MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION OR SITUATIONS THAT WILL OR COULD TRIGGER THOSE WHO HAVE PTSD ISSUES RELATED TO SUCH ABUSE.If you missed part one of this you can find it here....more

I am the face of childhood sexual abuse

Book Signing A Success

My book signing yesterday was a big success from my point of view. A lot of people came and bought books and listened to my readings and lecture about how you heal from sexual abuse. I got good feedback about it all. Some people told me how personally helpful it was. That was the point of doing it. And spreading the word about sexual abuse and what it costs people. I am pleased. I want to do it again, farther a field. Any suggestions about venues?...more

Book Signing and Art Display, March 9

      BOOK SIGNING and ART DISPLAYfor Barbara Hughes' book:Enfolded in SilenceA Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhoodand some of my sculpture and  painting...more

Presumption of Innocence

On Monday, I had jury duty.Jury duty is a pain the ass. It's a hassle, it takes all freakin' day, and if you're unlucky a lot longer.Also, if you're really unlucky, it will give you a lifetime of nightmares.I've never served on a jury. Every time I get called for jury duty, I spend all day in silence as judges and lawyers question potential jurors about their ability to rule on the case....more

My Book Gets Lots of Kindle Downloads / Enfolded in Silence-A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood

My book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Sexual Trauma in Childhood, has gotten lots of downloads in its kindle form. I still like the paper back better for the size of the illustrations but I am glad people are reading the book in any form. I think it is a helpful book for those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or any abuse, and those who live or work with survivors. It tells my story of abuse in painting poetry and prose and has a manual for things I could do in conjunction with therapy that helped me heal. I have gotten good responses from it so far....more

MY Book for FREE for four days on Amazon

 The Kindle version of my book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood, will be available on Amazon.com for FREE from Dec 4 to Dec 8. It's a good chance to check it out. It is a book that may be helpful for anyone who has experienced any kind of abuse, trauma or loss. It is being used in groups in various settings around the country....more

God's Responsibility for the Suffering of Sexually Abused Children

 God bears some responsibility for our suffering...more
Hello there, Barbara! How good to see that little girl in the flower avatar and know you are ...more

God never sends radical suffering

 What follows is another response to the spiritual questions of sexually abused children:God never sends radical suffering...more

Jan's Story

She was crying when I first saw her. She was three years old.  I was twenty.  ...more