Child abuse is a topic that is rarely talked about and needs to be, openingly and with compassion.

I believe if we were to create this conversation those that have experienced it in some way will protect those who are experiencing it now or have yet to experience it.

I grew up in the 70’s and share you story but it’s not the 70’s anymore. Thank you for allowing yourself to be open and heard. Hopefully if we keep forging the path others will follow.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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