lessons from a life half lived
Guess what I do for a living? I’m a child safety educator. Why? Because I’m a survivor of child sexual abuse. Due to my own abuse experience (which spanned a number of years), I decided early on—in the fourth grade, actually—to make child safety my life’s work. Because I want to be part of the solution.
One in 10 kids will be sexually abused by the time they’re 18. It’s a heartbreaking statistic, isn’t it? However, that number is actually an improvement over what it used to be. Which means child safety efforts are working. Which means prevention is possible. To be part of the solution is my honor and joy.