Speaking Our Truth : Voices of Courage and Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Here is a deeply moving collection of first-person testimonies of child sexual abuse, in which men of all ages and circumstances share the largely hidden experiences of the male survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Through these diverse voices, which include Neal King's own story of abuse, male survivors and those close to them come to understand that other men have experienced the same fear, anger, and pain, and have struggled to come to terms with what the abuse meant for them as children and what it means for them as adults. Through their stories and his own insightful commentary, King confronts the many issues of particular significance to male survivors, such as: survivors' code of silence and feelings of despair; why survivors attempt to run from the effects of abuse through compulsive behaviors; feelings that being a victim of abuse undermines a man's own masculinity; the fear that survivors will turn into perpetrators; and adult concerns about sexuality and intimacy.In Speaking Our Truth, male survivors will find the recognition and compassion that they have been looking for and the real hope for healing that they need. The book concludes with a list of resources and features a section of drawings by survivor/artist Charlie Wolfe.
- Paperback | 156 pages
- 139.7 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 01 Jan 1995
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- United States