This link I found on a journal while reading my friendsfriends journals. (I do this occasionally and sometimes find new friends). Anyway ... this is a wonderful/awesome website for individuals who have been abused in any form.Angela Shelton
Basically she set out to film a movie called "Finding Angela Shelton", where she rented an RV and with a staff of 4 people, set out to find and interview other individuals who had the name "Angela Shelton". There were 76 women with that name, but out of the 32 who spoke to her, 16 had been molested, raped, or abused in some way or form. That's 50 percent.
She has received tons of letters and emails. There are several videos out there on her site, and one in particular had me crying. It shows her talking to a group in NC, where she invites someone on stage to beat on a chair with a bat. The she encourages the woman to share her story. NC State University Speech
She addressed a Congressional Committee on sexual abuse. DC Speech
Again, I cried because it's so true what she says. If either know someone or have personally be abused.
This woman will make a difference ... with her story ... with her film ... with her website. I encourage you to visit this site and explore it ... share it with others ... it's already making a difference for me ...
Warning, there may be triggers for some individuals. She talks a bit about her abuse, as does the other woman, and she also mentions how she self-abused.
The one thing about her videos that sounded so familiar (and I've watched several so far), is she talks about how people who have been abused also abuse themselves by telling ourselves we are worthless, not worth, ugly, stupid, etc ...