Legacies & NonProfits: Speaking Up for CALM

Breaking the silence of child abuse.

Story by Nancy A. Shobe

It was Gabriela’s* boyfriend, John*, in high school, who first noticed her extreme anxiety. When he would kiss her, Gabriela would become anxious, her anxiety eventually turning into flashbacks. John became concerned and asked her about it.

Gabriela decided as a young girl not to remember being sexually abused by an uncle during a family holiday party. Over the years, she had silenced her voice and quelled her anxiety through alcohol and marijuana use. It wasn’t until she became physical with John that the memories resurfaced.

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