SELF-WORTH & SEXUAL IDENTITY. Re-Writing Our Sexual Scripts (it doesn't have to be Us against Them).
by Jane Alvey Harris
The ramifications of sexual assault have been at the forefront of my mind for the past five years as I've engaged in writing the My Myth trilogy. The series follows the story of Emily, who at age seven, is the victim of repeated sexual assault. Unable to process her reality, she creates a magical world called the First Realm where her mind escapes while her body endures abuse. She buries her guilt and shame deep inside herself until, at the age of seventeen, her childhood abuser re-enters her life and the ugly memories rise unbidden to the surface. Book one, RIVEN, is the story of Emily's journey to self-acceptance and self-mercy.The End.Because we all know that when it comes to sexual trauma, all it takes is a little self-acceptance to erase the damage it’s done to our lives.Right?