Please Tell! A Child’s Story About Sexual Abuse
Author: Jessie, 9 year-old survivor of sexual abuse
Keywords: sexual abuse, trauma
Jessie is a nine-year-old girl who was sexually abused by her uncle when she was four-and-a-half. She explains what it was like to be abused and what happened when she told her parents and saw a therapist. Jessie explains how she felt as a result of the abuse and what helped her get through it.
Warnings: This story is incredibly powerful as it is a rare firsthand account of early childhood sexual abuse written by a 9-year-old survivor. It gives excellent advice and could serve as a useful tool so that other child victims do not feel like they are the only ones who have been abused in this way.