Hello, My name is Sandra. I am wife, mother of three beautiful children, sister, friend, and survivor. I am a survivor of childhood sexual violence. For the majority of my childhood and into my teen years I was interfered with in terrible ways. But it has only been the past four years that I have started to talk about it and deal with the pain this has caused me. I am still learning about how deep it goes. Each day has it difficulties. Each moment in fact. But now that this secret isn’t eating away at me I am able to heal and learn and really start enjoying all that life has to offer. I don’t know what this blog will become, I don’t know if anyone will ever read it. But it is an outlet, a way to start shining a spot light on sexual violence. Maybe someone will read this and go seek help for themselves for there own story. Maybe I am a voice in an ocean of voices that will come together and make this a topic that we can talk about. They say 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have been sexually assault in there lives. But the topic is so taboo no one gets the help they need and deserve. So my goal is to make that not our reality. It happens, if we want to talk about it or not, it happens. So why not empower our survivors, why not help them? Why not let them know, THEY ARE NOT ALONE! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!