Current mood:determinedRHONNIE SPEAKS
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Bringing the world of Child Abuse into the proper perspective for the 'average' person who has not lived the life is one of the most difficult tasks to do.
As an adult, forced to live this horrible life as a child; a sister who watched her siblings suffer; an adult who struggled with addictions; who is a person who struggled to find 'normalcy' and balance; one who had fought hard to NOT repeat the dangerous cycles of abuse; I learned just how important it was to be a good mother and to give my children the best start I could.
It has been my greatest passion in life to bring knowledge to the public of the seriousness of this horrible Crime Committed Against Children in the most comprehensive manner, designed to penetrate the shield of Apathy of the Public in general!
I have done everything I could to accomplish this.
I have written an Award Winning Book, So, What's Normal? Life After Pedophilia, Abuse and Neglect about my own personal life
have been on over 50 Talk Radio Shows
have an Informative website on the subject: www.livingafterabuse.com which has over 75,000 visitors per years since 2003
Am a Public Speaker
Speak to Survivor groups
have an E-Zine called 'The Brutal Truth'
Am the CEO/Founder of: Leaps and Bounds, Inc. (a non-profit organization) started for the sole purpose of helping survivors.
Yet, it still hasn't been enough! Every project mentioned has cost 10's of thousands of dollars, funded strictly by my husband and me. For some reason I thought there were so many people out there waiting to jump in and help! What worthier cause is there in this whole world other than saving children? I was wrong. I'm frazzled!
I really had to sit myself down and ask myself 'WHY'!!!
First: merely writing a book, putting it out there doesn't work as you cannot force anybody to read it!
Secondly: a website is just another avenue for those who would like a 'quick' fix to an immediate problem they are facing.
Third: Too many people will not part with their own $$$ to help out..even if they, themselves are survivors! How tragic; How sad!
Fourth and Sadly: There are too many who will not roll up there sleeves and get 'their' hands dirty.
Getting off your butt and doing something about Child Abuse/Molestation is extremely hard. I will be the first to admit rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty is not easy.. most of the time it seems you are making little to no progress, instead of moving forward you are moving backwards or standing still.
Believe me; it is easier to say..I give up!!!! I'm done!!!! I don't want to think about this anymore!!!! I don't want to do this anymore!!! I WANT MY LIFE BACK!!!!
Then, I realize.. This is my life, my passion!
So, I roll my sleeves up a little further, stop my whining and jump back in and get back to work!
We are currently working on Public Service Announcements as well as getting all of our 'ducks in a row' for a Documentary. This will take some time as my husband and I will fund this project also.
I feel refreshed and ready to go again as soon as finances permit !!!! Even though living this life can be a curse, it can also be the greatest Bleassing. I thank God for Everything!!!
Please send me your thoughts and ideas!!!!
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