When I told my parents about the abuse with my brother, it went right through them as if they already knew.
WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) January 13, 2015
It was a Sunday morning and the family was at church, leaving 2-year-old Molly Malone home alone with her 14-year-old brother. What seemed like innocent playtime in the attic quickly turned into a scarring incident that impacted Malone long into her adult life.
After many years of psychotherapy, Malone is opening up about her childhood sexual assault and how her family failed to acknowledge the symptoms and actions of abuse. In her new book “My Left Hand,” she exposes how strict negative perceptions of sex in a religious household can impact behaviors and the significant impact her assault had on her life.
Child abuse is a serious issue that can have severe consequences. Malone experienced low self-esteem and believes her years of blocking out the memories made learning difficult throughout her education.
According to outofthefog.net, sexual abuse of minors occurs more often from siblings than parents. Malone hopes to educate parents on sibling abuse and the warning signs.
“When I told my parents about the abuse with my brother, it went right through them as if they already knew,” Malone said. “My mother decided to ‘close the door’ on the subject.”
About the Author
Molly Malone holds a degree in business. While working as a medical secretary in a cardiology practice, she learned back office routines of chest x-rays, EKG’s and phlebotomies. Eventually she became an echocardiographer with training at John Hopkins University. Now retired, Malone belongs to a French study group, a tennis club and Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.