Hello Kickstarter Family,
My name is Veronica. I am a single mother of 4. I want to start off with sharing my story in short form. I am a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor. I was violated by a total of 6 males, all close to me. These people were family. People that were supposed to protect and love me. Instead, in a span of 10 years, my innocence was taken from me over and over again. In that time, I managed to escape but was placed in Foster Care where life grew harder and I felt abandoned, rejected, ashamed, dirty and guilty. My world was completely, turned up side down. I did not have the support, resources or money to gain the support or resources that I needed for my healing journey and self help. All I had, was my bible. Man, it was HARD. As time passed, I began falling deeper and deeper into depression. I was diagnosed with PTSD and Chronic Anxiety. I felt like I was drowning with no help. Not until I heard a faint voice whisper to me, “I am Here and you are not alone” it was then, that I believed I could be better, do better and heal from this madness. I believed something bigger and stronger than me, was out there. But now I had another problem. How? How do I do this? Who will help me? I just didn’t know how. I started seeking more help within my church community and met a couple who was pastoring a small church at that time. They helped me with so much. They told me that one day, my story would be used for the greater good of others and that I will one day be used to add value to the lives of others. That my story will help equip others with the tools needed to heal from their past. I was reminded to never give up. I haven’t given up since.
I began believing that. I began to believe that I could help change the world with a single story. So, I set out on this journey of healing and self discovery and began to share my story. But things just got worse. A very bad narrative was placed on me. I was now known as the girl “all messed up” The girl with all the problems. The girl that was raped, sexually abused, and violated. People painted me as the victim and I believed it. I was tired of this narrative. I made it my point to take control of the story and offer an ending that was no more about a girl who was a victim. I became a part of a nonprofit organization that specializes in a prevention training, In that time, I discovered that, more and more people were reaching out for support and guidance. That is where I discovered my talent in Coaching and Counseling. I was able to help so many people because I had compassion in my heart and I became relatable. Even as a single mom, I made it a point to go back to school to further my education so that I could further my career, so that I can continue to help others on a much larger scale, and get paid for my time. Skip to several years now, I am a Counselor and Coach in my town. I get to help other victims of child sexual abuse heal. I add value to my community by helping others in need. But now I feel moved to do it on a much larger scale.
Here is what I need your help with; I want to write a book about my abuse and healing journey. I want to share what others do not talk about. The dirty details of what really happened to me during those events. The side effects of abuse and how it nearly costed me my life. I want to share what worked for me during that time of pain and the steps, tools and resources I used that helped me get to this point in my life. I need your help raising funds for me to write a self help book that also offers coaching and a step by step program to help anyone healing from anything they need healing from. I hope this story touches your hearts and you feel compelled to help be a part of this journey. You will be contributing to so much and helping so many people with a simple contribution. So please, join me in helping add value to this world. Let’s write this book together.
Risks and challenges
The risk and challenges I may face, is getting the truth out. I know my abusers will try to shut this down. The people that are abusers will not want this book out but I plan on getting a good lawyer to help protect me in this process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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