“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world.”
The balance of power between perpetrators who have sexually abused children and their victims occurs as way out of alignment because of the misplaced shame that survivors carry. The evidence of this is alive today in the often silent suffering that victims the world over are left to endure.
A New Logic:
If it’s true that abusers typically act serially – that is, abuse multiple children – then victims outnumber perpetrators…by a lot.
Reframing the situation:
Let’s act like the majority we are. Survivors of child sex abuse already hold that balance of power. One of the best ways to use this power is to visibly support this cause. You don’t have to disclose that you’re a survivor to do this. The best way to do this is accessible to everyone. It is simply to talk about it.
We have dreaming up a global survivor acknowledgment project.
By conservative estimates there are 1.3 billion survivors of child sex abuse on the planet today. The plan is to acknowledge each and every one of us online.
Living with the fallout of child sex abuse feels overwhelming to people who have been subjected to it. It can seem like a problem without limits or boundaries in time or space. By viewing the entirety of the problem, (think of how an alien from another planet might see it), we are intending to illustrate the full scope of the problem. In other words, make it finite. Give it boundaries. Perhaps by doing this on a global scale, individual survivors might have an easier time seeing their own suffering as finite too.
That’s the part we don’t know yet. If you have an idea or want to be part of the team that makes this happen, please send us a message and we’ll include you.