This is my presentation that was delivered as one of the sessions during the first-ever Paths to Healing: Conference on Child Sex Abuse Survival, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin in June of 2013. The conference focused on male sex abuse survivors as an underserved segment of the sexual assault population. This presentation was based on my own experiences as a survivor and my healing through the power of writing about those experiences. I have also presented my survivor story elsewhere and am currently writing a book about surviving childhood sex abuse, which should be available later in 2014.
Warning: part of the presentation may be triggering. Please make sure to take care of yourself and have support systems in place.