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Feb 03, 2009
Heinous acts...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Skylar, words can't begin to express the outrage of what you lived. I do hope you are in some type of counselling. All the heinous acts committed against you have resulted in even more heinous acts against you. Not only were you physically abandoned by your birth parents, you were emotionally abandoned by the people in charge of protecting you, betrayed by a child welfare system that was seemingly indifferent to your plight, and further victimized by a court system that took the word of a vicious child abuser instead of recognizing that she herself might be the reason for the case in the first place. Your life has been one brutality after another after another. The effects of such never-ending atrocities eventually takes its toll.

I don't know if you should or shouldn't have your children in your care, Skylar, because I don't know whether or not you can—or could—take care of them and nurture and protect them in the way they need and deserve. I'm not commenting here to judge you as a mother. What I will say is that given the horrors of what you lived, it's remarkable that you're still here, writing about what you lived.

And keep writing, Skylar; not for others, but for yourself. You're worth the catharsis writing can bring. Just be prepared for many more tears; you've earned them, of that I have no doubt. And as you remember the feelings of not being beautiful, don't forget to remind yourself that you ARE beautiful. And as you remember all the times you were told you were worthless, just remind yourself that you ARE worthy. And as you remember all the times you were rejected and isolated and starved and neglected in every possible way, just remind yourself that you DIDN'T deserve to be treated with such malice and contempt, but that you DID deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and that you were perfect as you were. And when you fight and reject those reminders, then tell yourself that you will not allow the voice of that woman and all those who treated you with such disdain to enter into your mind. Because, Skylar, you are now removed from the clutches of those monsters, and it's time you replace the thoughts they instilled in you with the ones that are true. Treat yourself with the respect and dignity you deserve. Only then can the process of healing begin for you.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Feb 05, 2009
IM SORRY
by: Brittney

im really sorry to hear about whata happend to you. things are really rough. We have a sick world.
im thinkin of you even tho i really dont know you


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