Survivors of sexual abuse often feel the gut-wrenching pain of being broken, silenced, and isolated. Like a poison, it can consume every area of one’s life, leaving behind a devastation of shame, inner turmoil, and life-long questioning.
As a survivor myself, I wanted to write a fictional book that addresses this very real, very unfortunate, heinous epidemic. I wanted to have a character – Saca (Say-kuh) – who girls can identify with, and adults can relate to. My goal was to write a book that is safe, yet not silent; a book that shows how real life can be, while empowering people of all ages to become more than what we are given.
We cannot change the first chapters of our life, but we can take back the pen and write the rest of our story. – Carissa