When Can I Speak! The Gag Order Off Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma

The Gag Order of Childhood Sexual Trauma

By Donna Ferguson-Wright

It always amazes me that when a child or adult discloses that they have been sexually abused, the first question someone will say is “how is it that you did not says anything before?” Stop asking that question because we do not know why.

I know that for all of us who finally speak out, there was a voice that keep telling them that we should be silent. The voice that says “it is our fault” The voice that says “ no one will believe you”. Wherever that voice comes, from whether real or imaged, it places a gag order on the...


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