I was lucky. In a day and time when childhood sexual abuse (CSA) was little understood and usually swept under the rug, my parents and others stood up for me. That was wonderful for building resilience in the life of the little girl who was me. However, it did not prevent the cascading biological effects of the trauma from plaguing me for decades.
I published my story because I saw studies that related CSA to gynecological problems but no one was talking about it in the ACEs literature.
Another reason I wrote my memoir was to debunk the idea that sheer willpower and/or faith will overcome the effects of the past.
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