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As I read through the news articles and especially the accounts of the women abused by Nassar, I am sickened to find the all too familiar stories. So many girls spoke up about the abuse and were disbelieved, silenced or shamed and sent back to be treated by the esteemed Dr. Nassar. And, most heinous of all were stories of those in authority who KNEW of the abuse and repeatedly turned a blind eye. I am also certain that over the course of those 20 years, there were scores of adults who saw a suggestive behavior, overheard something suspicious or just plain had a queasy gut sense about Nassar and said or did NOTHING.

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For a Moment

Dec 29, 2017

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For a moment this year the spotlight shifted to shine the light on the lived reality of so many women and men. Millions of them, in fact. For a moment, survivors of sexual abuse, those abused in childhood and in adulthood dared to come forward to let the world know it happened to MeToo.

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Speaking the Truth

Nov 22, 2017

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I’ve heard it too many times in the past few months. In the wake of the stories from Seattle’s ex-mayor Ed Murray to Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein to actor Kevin Spacey to comedian Louis C.K. to Alabama judge Roy Moore and whoever is next, the same maddening question eventually surfaces, “Why did the accuser wait all these years to speak up about being sexually abused?” ...

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