“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World **This article comes with trigger warnings**. One in four adults has been abused as a child. Why does it take so long… Read More
To all the piteous horrors inflicted on the youngest members of the human family around the world, a new atrocity has been added: “Live Distant Child Abuse.” There is a growing pandemic of this practice of paid-per-view torture. Melinda Tankard Reist
When a little girl is sold by her father here in Australia to other men and it doesn’t even make the six o’clock news, we need to seriously look at ourselves. Or when it is reported, the media continue to sensationalise that which needs NO sensationalism, and a little girl’s unimaginable terror and suffering, in one careless sentence, has been minimised and reduced to a grotesque click bait title.
Often part of us, the child part of us remains in that place. This is why for so many it is so difficult to go back, to even contemplate reliving, rethinking what happened. To re-visit the pain, the trauma, that time of horror is almost incomprehensible. However, for healing to begin we need to help that child move out of that place of unfair responsibility and confusion. Lisa Hunt-Wotton