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Charles Mark (aka Chuck Marks)

Hello, My story is not unique, unfortunately. So many young boys are brutalized by family members and go on to live in chasms of despair, confusion and self-hate unnecessarily. Silence is a killer. Victims must feel free to speak up without fear of reprisal or subjugation. My abuse was at the hands of my father [...]

Sparklle Rainne

I had just transferred colleges and moved two states away. It felt like it'd be a comfortable environment, just four hours away from the town that I grew up in, but it wasn't going to stay that way for long. The school was a dream come true, as far as administration and student accommodations went. [...]

By |2017-01-27T10:11:36-08:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters, Trauma|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Linda Diane Wattley

When you are a child trying to understand the meaning life, you have no idea if you are getting it. All you know is when you are obedient and stay out of trouble, your parents will not spank you. My life was very simple. I was born into a family consisting of three brothers and [...]

By |2016-04-10T07:20:04-07:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: PTSD, Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Amy McCullough

When I was a child, I was told to fear strangers; that they were the threat to my innocence. Unfortunately, I was never told that real danger would come from someone in my own family. When I was 10 years old, my great grandfather molested me. It wasn’t enough that he stole my innocence from me, [...]

By |2016-04-03T17:14:49-07:00April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Matt Pappas

What does living with PTSD mean to me? That’s both an easy question and a difficult one, mainly because while I could spout off a bunch of facts about what it is, the symptoms, causes, treatments, and all that, it’s much more personal to someone who suffers from it. Living with the trauma of being [...]

By |2016-03-23T08:48:23-07:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Stacie Kelly

The first time I thought about killing myself, I was five years old. I was rocking back and forth, holding myself and crying, while hiding underneath a pile of clothes on the floor of my closet. My sexual abuse started three years earlier, and would continue for another seven. The signs were all there: acting [...]

By |2016-03-14T14:52:25-07:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments