Voiceless Victim

A survivor of clergy child sexual abuse speaks out for those who can't speak for themselves

First Christmas in a country that gives a damn about child sexual abuse

This year is the first Christmas that Australian victims of clergy child sexual abuse live in a country that no longer ignores our suffering, that recognises that what was done to us constitutes serious crimes that deserve investigation, and intends to do something about it.

We are yet to see what that something will be.

We will be able to assess just how serious is this desire to deliver justice when the Terms of Reference of our national Royal Commission, and the names of the Commissioners, are announced early in the new year.

Between now and then, have a peaceful first Christmas living in a country that gives a damn about the routine sexual exploitation of children by serial predators in clerical garb.

And to those, including myself, who have difficult family relationships, because of or affected by their abuse, don’t forget your fellow victims are your other family and will be happy to reach out to you and offer you a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on, and a hug if you want one, in your hour, or hours, of need.

Have a calm and relaxing Christmas break.

I look forward to an exciting, revealing, and emotional, but hopefully encouraging new year, in this brave new world where the Royal Commission we were told so many times would never happen, begins its important work.

At this time more than any other, please stay safe everyone.

Drop me a line at voicelessvictim@gmail.com if you need someone to talk to.

 

VV

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3 responses to “First Christmas in a country that gives a damn about child sexual abuse

  1. gloria Sullivan December 27, 2012 at 3:11 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS To you my dear friend. So glad you are receiving peace just from knowing something good is going to happen for all of the precious ones who suffer. My prayer is that it WILL HAPPEN. Blessings to you and yours. For THE NEW YEAR!

    • voicelessvictim December 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      And to you and your husband, Gloria. You are a courageous woman to break from tradition upon discovering the harm done by those pretending to be moral leaders. Many turn their backs on victims and think only of themselves and their own comfort. I hope that you still find this time one of joy and thankfulness.

      VV

  2. My Heathen Heart January 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

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