Book: My Sister and I - We are Survivors by J. Jackson Owensby
categories: Book, Memoirs, Survival, Drugs, Mother, Step-Father, Children, Achievement, Success, Child Abuse
J. Jackson Owensby about this book: My Sister and I: We Are Survivors is the true story of two sisters, Deena age 4 and Starla age 5, who became sexual victims of their step-father, his sons and assorted friends, who molested the children until their teens when they were able to break free. Surviving the ordeal has changed both females as they became adults, and not all of the changes were for the better, yet one of the two has become a much stronger person and is able to lead her sister in life.
One in every eight females are molested before age of eighteen and most of the molesters are family members or close friends, yet this kind of molestating is the least reported of all crimes. Shame, fear and threats often prevent reporting but the trauma of the experiences alter the personality of many of the females, especially if it occurs during their youth. A pandemic of titanic proportions, yet one that little is done about it. Many citizens are unaware or ignore the situation, while young girls - and boys - suffer.
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