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1in6 Thursday: Behold the Turtle

Researcher Brené Brown became an overnight celebrity after she gave a TED Talk about vulnerability and shame that has been viewed over nine million times. Everything she says about vulnerability and shame can be directly applied to survivors of child sex abuse. As a researcher, she states that it is a scientific fact that connection is the basis for human life and shame unravels connection. That spells problems for us survivors, because our most powerful emotion is shame. She goes on to say that shame …

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Child Re-Victimized in Court

Randy Ellison is using his voice to speak up for those who can’t and he is fired up about a recent sex abuse trial in Jackson County Oregon where a ten-year old child was forced to re-enact her abuse in court.  Hard to believe, yes, and Randy was left questioning why some public opinion seems to be centered around the guilt or innocence of the defendant and his rights while a judge allows a child to be re-victimized in court.  Read Randy’s opinion piece recently …

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