Silence Broken and Stigmas Shattered -- Help for Incest Survivors Is Here
Fans of Erin Merryn's heart-wrenching debut memoir Stolen Innocence were left wondering at the end what would become of an emotionally fragile Erin after her confrontation with the reality of being a child of incest and molestation. In Living for Today, readers find that Erin cultivated the strength to face her abuser and eventually facilitated and experienced relief from years of emotional restlessness, while also igniting the beginnings of a new fearless journey. Living for Today chronicles that journey, which began with the unearthing of private shame and releasing of ugly memories and letting go of guilt and becoming the mouthpiece of millions of her generation.
Through her compelling narrative, readers will learn how they, too, can:
Learn to look forward, in spite of an abusive past
Block off any impending guilt from outing an abuser
Deal with interfamily strife as a result of incest and molestation
Shake off the "victim" tag and replace it with one that reads "survivor"
Living for Today is Merryn's contribution to an audience that has felt victimized, ashamed, isolated, and silenced by its abusers and offers a roadmap for self-discovery, forgiveness, and empowerment to help readers rid the stigma they have attached to their trauma and live fully and fearlessly for today.
Erin Merryn is an author, activist, speaker, wife, and mom to three girls--Abby, Hannah, and Claire--and a fur baby named Carrot. She was named Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year in 2012 and a People magazine Hero Among Us for her tireless work promoting Erin's Law nationwide with a mission to our keep children safe by educating them about personal body safety. She is the author of Bailey, No Ordinary Cat, Stolen Innocence, Living for Today, and An Unimaginable Act.
Publisher: Health Communications Inc (November 2, 2009)