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Autobiography, Sexual abuse, Molestation, Mental health, Physical and mental abuse, Forgiveness, Personal empowerment.
Living Past Being a Victim
Danielle Gallant Simms
Someone living in an abusive situation has to endure not only fear and physical pain but also feelings of isolation, shame, and hopelessness. Why is this happening? Why doesn’t he just leave? I can’t let anyone know what’s really going on.
Danielle Gallant Simms, author of Living Past Being a Victim, has had these same thoughts. She was sexually abused by her own father for the first time when she was just four years old. That abuse continued for years as she suffered in silence, afraid to tell anyone. Simms wrote this book to share her own horrific story, and how she finally managed to escape the cycle of abuse and find peace and happiness. Her wish is to let others who have been victims of abuse know that they are not alone and that it is possible to escape, to forgive, and to move on.
Danielle Gallant Simms wrote this book after several failed attempts and false starts at the urging of an online friend who wanted to share her story with a support group. She is a true believer that everything happens for a reason, and she can only hope that sharing her story will help others get out of their own abusive situations, or make someone truly understand abuse from the point of view of a child. Simms is a passionate music lover and currently resides in Sudbury, Ontario, with her husband and two spoiled cats.
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