Light at the end of the tunnel of abuse
By Amanda Beam
As journalists, we often make open appeals for sources.
I did this on my personal Facebook page a few weeks back, asking for friends who had prosecuted their childhood sexual abuse perpetrator to speak to me about their experience.
In an hour, six individuals contacted me about telling their stories. I was both humbled and astounded. Only around 30 percent of victims report the crimes to authorities. If I had asked about the other 70 percent’s tales, how many more survivors would have come forward?