Validating Your Abuse

I've spoken with quite a few survivors over the last few weeks and a lot of the time they talk about comparing their own abuse to others. This makes them feel like they can't complain or seek support because their abuse isn't validated when it's compared to others. Remember, bigger scars or smaller scars.. none... Continue Reading →

Navigating CPTSD

The last couple of weeks have been tough and rough. Countless irrational and illogical discussions with people in my life that have been caused by my anxiety and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). I kind of felt like I was not going to get out of this bad groove. I woke up yesterday and felt... Continue Reading →

Inappropriate Behaviour

 "But in my eyes at that age not knowing any better, I thought it was normal behaviour between two boys" I would firstly like to say that during this period in my life I have taken one really positive from all the negative; to see the warning signs for my own family I create and... Continue Reading →

Confronting My Abuser

After finishing my last post and considering writing this my heart rate has increased and I can already feel a heightened sense of vigilance. I have been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and anxiety and during the last year I have truly been taking each day as it comes. Between the time I... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Breaking the 14 Year Silence

It's important to recognise the support network that you gain at each stage of speaking out. I remember coming back home from my trip and straight back into work; just leaving a meeting with the accountants where they said: "Financially, your position here is in jeopardy and here are your employment options" I had kind... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Breaking the 14 Year Silence

Not long before I first spoke out about what I experienced as an 11 year old I would find myself having visual flashbacks of what had happened to me - usually while driving. The flash backs really only started happening early last year actually and thought nothing of it. There were some family things going... Continue Reading →

A Brief History: Before Telling Anyone

I was in a single parent home from 11 years old. In between all of that childhood was full of everything you would expect. Family videos, weekend sports, picnics, riding a BMX around the neighbourhood, meat pies for lunch on the weekends, scary movies with cousins, movies with friends, birthday parties, and family events every... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I would first like to say that I am a sexual abuse victim, and that if you need any medical advice to contact your local general practitioner. Throughout the weeks and months I will be writing articles that focus on mens mental health; surrounding childhood sexual abuse and its trauma effects... Continue Reading →

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