Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse

 I am excited that I am hosting the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse.  I found out about this carnival from one of the Bloggers that has made me realize that I have a voice and can speak about things in my past.  Tracie is an amazing person who is helping many people by talking about her past and what she has gone through.  When I agreed to do this I thought I was ready to share my story with everyone but now that the time has come to write I have found I am not yet ready to share.  I know the time will come.  I am instead going to share a letter that was written by a women that is like one of my mom’s.  She asked me if she could submit it even though she doesn’t have a blog and I said of course.  Here is what she wrote:

Dear Mom and Dad,

Please think about a few things for me. The next time you want to raise your arms to hit me, would you wrap them aroung me tight and love me instead? The next time you want to use your hand to slap me, will you use your hand to tickle me and make me laugh? The next time you want to use your foot to kick me, let’s play footsie under the covers and make each other giggle. The next time you want to use your mouth to yell, scream and say horrible words to me, maybe you could sing me a song or tell me you love me instead. I’m just a little kid who wants to be loved.
Now on to the other articles for this month.
-Advocacy and Awareness

Lyn Harris presents Never Too Young for Child Abuse posted at Lyn’s Circle: Chronicles of a Married Feminist.

Nancy Campbell presents “We Don’t Keep Secrets in Our Family” posted at Away We Go.

-Aftermath
Paul presents Down and Out and Onward and Upward posted at Mind Parts.

Shanyn presents Let Them Fall posted at Scarred-Seeker.
-Healing and Therapy

Kate presents A Fairy Tale « Kate1975’s Blog posted at Kate1975’s Blog.

Hope presents Spell check doesn?t understand DID posted at The Hope For Trauma.

AM White presents Life Experiences; From Survivor to Thriver posted at From Survivor to Thriver.

Leah presents Survivorship, Friendship and Healing posted at Leah’s Life.
-Poetry
Rick Belden presents present time posted at poetry, dreams, and the body


Heart Works presents She Remembers posted at Silence Is Not Golden.
-Survivor Stories

Shah presents Carnival Against Child Abuse – Supporting Survivors posted at WordsinSync
-Art Therapy
 

Paul presents My Self Portrait posted at Mind Parts.

I was so glad I did this.  There are so great articles this time!  I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I have.

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Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse

I was reading a blog by Tracie and I saw that she was doing this blog carnival and need host blogs.  This is something that is near and dear to my heart because I have gone through it.  I haven’t blogged about this subject on my blog but I am going to post some of my story because I hope that one person will read it and it can help them.  I copied the following from Tracie’s blog.
 
The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse is a monthly event. It’s purpose is to raise awareness about the serious issue of child abuse. All forms of abuse–physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, verbal–are discussed. 

We highlight blog posts, from child abuse survivor stories and their art & poetry, to child abuse as a topic in the news media, as well as PTSD, dissociation and other areas of the abuse “aftermath” that adult survivors are forced to deal with. We link to hopeful posts about therapy, recovery and healing from abuse. All forms of child advocacy and awareness are included.

Many months we have a theme, but no matter what the theme is, we accept submissions for our regular categories:
-Advocacy and Awareness
-Aftermath
-Healing and Therapy
-In the News
-Poetry
-Survivor Stories
-Art Therapy

I am going to need all the articles to me by January 26.  I will be posting all the articles on the 28th of January.  I am not going to have a theme because I can’t think of one.  If you would like to host a month leave me a comment or send a email directly to Tracie at: fromtracie@gmail.com.

You can send them to me at: margaannemarie@yahoo.com.

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