How many people have said, he/she is old enough to tell if something happened? Anthony Edwards, the confident, assured, wise actor couldn’t at 14 but now in his fifties, he can. When one person tells, it allows for another to know it will be OK to tell. “I’ve learned a lot in these last four years. Most importantly, I’ve learned that I’m not alone. One in six men have an abusive sexual experience before they turn 18. Secrecy, shame and fear are the tools of abuse, and it is only by breaking the stigma of childhood sexual abuse that we can heal, change attitudes, and create safer environments for our children,” Anthony Edwards. Please read this full essay to hear why he couldn’t tell sooner and know we need to help children more than ever before.
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