How does sharing my story help others?

Answer

By coming forward and sharing my story and working with groups like safe shores here in Washington DC, and me being open and honest. Sharing how I was being abused was so harmful to my health and how important it is to share. I realize that the kid never did anything wrong and it’s never been my fault. One thing that held me up for so many years from speaking out was that I thought that it was my fault. I felt complicit in the act. So I’ll do everything I can to help safe shores and other Children’s Advocacy centers all around the country to raise the awareness that it’s never too late to get help from childhood sexual abuse.

Provided By

Al Chesley

Survivor