I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
I have learned to start being more open with my story (1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18, so telling your story can open up someone else who has never been able to tell theirs before!).
I am part of a message board, or forum, for survivors.
I regularly write my elected representatives to promote pro-child legislation.
I even have a bunch of links in my sidebar to check out if you are a survivor or you have a loved one who is. (or even just to find out more-it never hurts to raise awareness!)
And, now, I am doing this. It is pretty exciting for me because I have just started embracing the "artsy" side of me, which until recently was pretty much non-existent, and this appeals to that as well as another chance to get it out in the public that this is happening everyday. I just got my hand-print kit in the mail today, and I am hoping to get it done this weekend sometime. I will take a picture of it before I send it in and post it.
Does this post win some type of crazy award for having the most sentences starting with the word "I" in the history of blogging? Just Wondering!