To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence

I want to add a resource for something that’s often hard to talk about.

The topic may be hard to hear, so skip this post in case you may be triggered about violence and being a victim where your personal boundaries become violated.

For those of you who may have been harmed in your lives from maybe a family member or friend, neighbor, or even a stranger – this may be something for you; it’s called “To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence” – and is;

“about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus the advocate-author voice that weaves their experiences together. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarly raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. But this book is not just for survivors of sexual violence. Robert Uttaro believes anyone can benefit from the words in these pages, rape survivor or not.”

– Robert Uttaro – Book description on Amazon

I have read through some of the stories and as having been a domestic violence & sexual assault crisis line counselor in the past, I would say this is a way to open up a discussion and help people understand the violence of sexual assault. It is many times hard to talk about and is a very painful subject.

I hope you will find this a book of interest to someone who has been a victim, or yourselves. It may help them feel as if they are no longer alone.

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