It’s not enough to be a victim who gets vocal and talks about abuse what I’m dedicated to is each sexual victim becoming a survivor who helps stop abuse. When you stand up and speak out, you add your voice and become a positive force. Together we can change the laws so that we extend the statue of limitations on molestation and require mandatory reporting of child abuse. Thank you for following my tweets and blog!
Having gone through a horrible sexual molestation that lasted over four years, it helped me to have psychotherapy and get my feelings out but I also suffered from trying to numb out my feelings. This is typical, I find, among victims of sexual abuse. A big part of my recovery has been letting myself feel angry, scared, and insecure. I find I used to use drugs to block any painful feelings but now that I no longer need the drug crutch, the little girl inside me is becoming free. I like letting my feelings come out and fall into place. Thank you for all your support!
Love from Zoie
You may not know it but this is Child Abuse Prevention Month and I feel honored to be able speak out and put a voice and a face on child molestation. Fox News did a California Central Coast story on me that showed my pain and discusses the pain of children who lose their childhood. I was very open about my situation and the frustration that children feel when nothing is done and their molesters walk free. The reporter showed pictures of my childhood and I spoke from my heart about my experience. Take a look and if you’re comfortable please share your experience with me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YgdXBuyyBs
I am very excited today, as one of the young people I am working with now in Ventura has seen her perpetrator pay for his crime. Sadly, she was molested by her step-father from the ages of 7 to 14. Fortunately, he was convicted and is serving a 22 year sentence inprison, and from there he is to go to a mental hospital – an entirely appropriate sentence for the sexual molestation of a child. I am relieved to see that not all perpetrators get away with their crime. Her victory gives me hope and presses me forward to reach out to more victims, helping them speak out and get the healing and justice they deserve.
This is child abuse prevention month and I am totally committed. It’s outrageous that my molester got away with molesting me for four years! I was coming into puberty at age 11 when he first started doing sexual things to me. I was a child and it was disgusting. But these molesters they put you in fear for your life. Molesters always threaten to kill you if you tell anyone. They tell you it’s your fault because you are young and beautiful. We have to come together and stop this crime. We have to save all the other children who will be molested if we don’t face down these molesters. According to the Dept. of Justice, one out of three girls and one out of six boys will be molested before the age of 18. Please go to VictimsGetVocal.org and sign my petition and to watch my video, go on YouTube and type in Victims Get Vocal or End Child Molestation in the search bar.
Zoie Rose Brown
It’s a beautiful sunny day and I find that reaching out through the press is making me stronger. I’ll post my two YouTube videos on this blog if your interested in watching them. I have been able to help the kids who have reached out on my Facebook fan and friend page for Victims Get Vocal and through this blog. I find it doesn’t just help them, it help’s me to put a face on this degrading crime. One out of three girls and one out of six boys are molested before the age of 18. I’m standing up and speaking out about my sexual molestation.. I’m stronger because I’m facing the horror of my past. Join me in stopping these perpetrators in their tracks!