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Sister and Me
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0985388366, Paperback)In Sister & Me, Judith Sutton gives voice to the child she was from ages two to twelve, when she suffered extreme abuse—emotional, physical, and sexual from incest. Judith survived those years by employing a primary survival tool known as blocking, which allowed her to erase all memories from her conscious mind for more than four decades. After Judith’s mother’s death, the child’s story began to reveal itself through a long series of flashbacks. Difficult and physically painful, a flashback is the sudden recall of a part of a lost memory as if the event itself were happening in that moment. The author shares the stories revealed in these flashback moments with the reader with the gutsy honesty of the child who lived them. Following each part of the child’s story there is an adult “Reflection” that offers insight, healing, and, even a dash of humor. Used as another primary survival tool, humor became Judith’s most cherished characteristic. Sutton’s story is deeply personal, private and rarely revealed. But it is also “the” story shared by hundreds of thousands of survivors who are unable to tell it for themselves. Sister & Me was written with purpose and passion: -To break the silence that locks survivors of childhood abuse in a life of guilt and shame that is not theirs to own -To let survivors know that they can thrive and have a joy and hope-filled future of their own design -To aim the spotlight where it belongs, on the perpetrators who use their power and authority to victimize the defenseless -To call attention to the enormous force of human denial, the enabling it spawns, and the crippling effect it has on victims, allowing perpetrators to remain under the radar for decades, moving from victim to victim carrying out their evils deeds -To ask all of us to become informed and dare to step forward, speak out, and intervene to protect our children from perpetrators who hide in plain sight -To call on all of us to do what we can to bring perpetrators to justice so they never have a chance to hurt again This inspirational book will change how you view child abuse—physical, emotional, and sexual—whether you are a survivor, a witness, a professional providing service and assistance to the damaged, or a caring community member. The story will enable you to contribute to the healing and prevention of abuse.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:48:45 -0400)
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