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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2793

Released Thursday, 18th November 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Annie Margis from Long Beach, California, a survivor of incest in her childhood. She's the author of the book and producer of the film 'The Ugliest Word', about a little girl who survives childhood incest. "As a survivor myself," Annie says, "one of the things that gave me strength was my ability to find community through sites like Facebook. Many victims are so ashamed of the stigma of abuse that they can never find true healing." She explains, "I wrote The Ugliest Word because I realize acknowledging the crime of incest is necessary in fighting it." The book, available on Amazon, tells the story of a little girl named Lark whose father is molesting her, as she navigates childhood, and the woman she becomes. As a grown woman, Lark learns to cope with her past but her healing is disrupted when she receives word that her father is dying. Maybe he'll apologize in a death-bed confession. Maybe she'll forgive him. But maybe she won't. 'The  Ugliest Word' is for anyone who has survived childhood incest, and for everyone who loves a survivor, is friends with or works with one. There's a promotional video about the movie on YouTube. As a childhood incest victim, Annie is working to end the taboo against talking about incest. In 2012, with the help of a cadre of volunteers, she created and ran an ongoing phone conference line where adult victims of childhood incest from around the world connect with fellow survivors and share their stories. Having heard thousands of tragic personal histories, Annie is a front-line expert on the life-long impact of childhood incest.
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Stop Child Abuse Now

Monday to Friday's "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) feature trauma informed HOSTs and Co-hosts and respected child abuse prevention, intervention and recovery advocates. They're all volunteers members of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), a 501(c)3. Founded in 2009, NAASCA.org was originally a grassroots effort. It was launched based on our founder Bill Murray's personal life experienced. Bill wrote, "Very few adults escape years of severe childhood sexual abuse, pre-pubescent X-rated photography, sex trafficking, and a two week long kidnapping." He continued. "But I have, and for some 35 years I've been in recovery from its devastating effects." After years of operating as a grassroots effort, NAASCA became a public charity in 2015 .. a 501(c)3 .. but we receive no grants or outside support, and belong to no other organization. There are no dues or fees. Our MISSION is entirely self-sustaining through the volunteer contributions of our members. The single purpose is to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect from two specific perspectives: 1) educating the public, and 2) offering hope for healing and services to adult survivors. There are now nearly 3000 BlogTalkRadio shows, podcasts in the ever-growing library. Join us five-nights-a-week (Mon to Fri), at 8pm EST (so 7pm CEN, 6pm MTN, 5pm PAC) for solution-oriented discussions about the many issues of child abuse and trauma. The shows always include panel discussions and call-in participation.
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