Overcoming Childhood Sexual Assault: Survivors' Stories: Background information when reading Somebody's Daughter

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Somebody's Daughter

A Memoir

by Ashley C. Ford

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Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
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Overcoming Childhood Sexual Assault: Survivors' Stories

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In her debut memoir, Ashley C. Ford reflects on the lasting impact of her childhood, most notably the sexual assault she suffered at the age of 14. The process of dissecting trauma through literature is certainly not easy, but doing so can bring catharsis to writers and readers alike.

With assault affecting everyone differently, however, there is no one account that can encapsulate the full impact of this experience. While people of every race, gender, age, sexuality and religion fall victim to sexual assault, the following memoirs focus specifically on women who were assaulted during childhood, exploring the impact on their lives and their respective roads to recovery.

Tragically, it is estimated that a child in America falls victim to sexual abuse every nine minutes, but only 25 out of 1,000 perpetrators end up in prison. Though this is by no means a comprehensive list of those brave enough to share their pain, each one serves as a powerful reminder of the human lives behind ...

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