On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, Ellyn Bell and Stacey Bell will be confronting the issue of childhood sexual assault with a book signing and talk about their latest book, “Singing with the Sirens: Overcoming the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Exploitation.”
Ellyn Bell told the Vanguard that their book began in 2011 from work that they had done with girls in the juvenile justice system, with whom they had been working for a couple of years on Friday nights, meeting with groups.
Following these sessions they would debrief and discuss the stories they heard, “and we realized the common themes of these stories.” She also had become aware of so many stories of kids they had worked with through the school district and working with at-risk youth. She said, “We started talking about our own experiences and said that ‘we really need to write this.’”
[For more of this story, written by David Greenwald, go to http://www.davisvanguard.org/2...me-for-book-signing/]