APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie
In this edition Shelly Ann shares her story about survival in the face of something that she felt forced to keep secret when she was barely a teenager.
Shelly Ann’s stepfather sexually abused her in childhood and continued to torment her years later. But she overcame all that and is now a educating communities about how sexual predators are preying on our children. She also has strategies about how communities can help stop the abuse. She told her story of resilience in her book, I Never Lied. And she’s still seeking justice to expose the hidden truth.
Vera Tourangeau also joins us. In her profession as a teacher, students would find ways to tell her that are being abused in the home. It’s a taboo subject that’s not addressed and it shows in the journals submitted in the classroom. Some of those truths are shared, with permission (omitting names), in her book called, Miss, It Hurts.