My name is Melanie, 24 years ago I was raped by my father. I was 13 years old. Only 6 months later an uncle of mine started to visit regularly. He would molest me whenever he did. After 3 years of being regularly abused by my uncle, he announced to the whole family; my mother, my aunt, my little sister and my older cousins, that he wanted to have intercourse with me, although those were not…
Protecting Children. Preventing Trauma.
I'm Melanie Blow. I was raped by my father when I was 13 years old and I'm still trying to bring him to justice. Today he is protected by…Read More
How many people have the strength to go through all this and lose everything they know before they’re 23? We need laws to protect kids, not…Read More
The bad guys will stop at nothing to keep survivors silent. That's why survivors need time.
It takes effort, several interviews and time for a case to move forward. That's why every victim's story is important. Laws need to defend…Read More
As a psychiatrist, I've treated many who were sexually abused. The treacherous tentacles reach into every nook and cranny of their life for many years after the abuse. It takes a long time for a child to understand the reality of what happened and then have the courage to face themselves, their…Read More