Emotionally and mentally free at last, I intend to make my voice heard!
Millions of victims of sexual assault, especially the baby boomer generation and above, still hold their silence.
I struggled on the edge of oblivion much of my life, my baggage clinging, loud and persistent like a frightened child to its mommas leg.
I will not be silenced again.
A man told me recently that what he did to his little sister (not me) was just "touchy-feely stuff" and didn't count as molesting.
A woman recently said about her own daughter, "Well, if she hadn't moved so far from home, it wouldn't have happened."
Fundraiser to benefit Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, October 18th Book Nook, D & F Plaza, Dunkirk, NY. From 1-4 PM I will read selected poems and prose from my memoir "Entombed in Silence," and answer questions. Several siblings and extended family will be in attendance.
It is easy to see why Worth Magazine judges RAINN among America 's 100 Best Charities. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. We Can't Do It Alone.
What can you do to help? It can be as simple as opening your mind and heart. Come join us. The least that can happen is you learn something new. At most, you can save a life.
For insight on my life, view video clips of September 6, 2008 Brocton Museum Book Discussion at http://www.youtube.com/user/janeeniegranniebebop or go to http://entombedinsilencebook.com.
100% of net proceeds will go directly to RAINN.
To donate to my RAINNMaker Fund go to http://rainnmakers.rainn.org/Janeen