Today I Banish Shame

BlogHer Original Post
Submitter Name: 
Alli Doubek
Content Creator Name: 
Sara Hawkins
Blog Name (if applicable, N/A if not): 
Saving For Someday

You hear the words 'sexual assault' and think it only happens to other people. When it happend to her child, she felt abandoned by her community, filled with guilt and questioning her every choice, even her choice to make public something so private that happend to her young daughter.  'A living hell' is how she described it. Until one day Sara decided that she was no longer to live in a shame-filled world of thinking she'd done something wrong. This is her story about being the mother of a sexual assault survivor. A survivor who, at the time, was not even 5 years old.