During this Friday's TAALK-A-THON, Flavia Bravely Recalls Her Personal Story of Childhood Sexual Abuse as a 4 Year Old Girl

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Flavia tells her story to TAALK to empower adults of past childhood sexual abuse to heal and to encourage children living with sexual abuse to talk until they get the help they deserve. Hear the rest of Flavia's amazing story along with the stories from other brave survivors during the 24-hour TAALK-A-THON starting this Friday, April 29th, at 8am (PDT). You will learn many ways to keep children better protected from more than 60 of the worlds top experts and leaders in the child sexual abuse arena.

Free Registration for the TAALK-A-Thon at http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON

I was terrified... and instead of telling them to stop, I just looked at the trees. I remember seeing the clouds move, and they were going so slow. ... I thought God was making it go slow for a reason and that this was supposed to happen.

Flavia, bravely recalls her personal story of childhood sexual abuse as a 4 year old girl. Following, is an excerpt of her amazing story from victim, to survivor, to a mother working on her Ph.D.

"...I remember being on the ground now. I don't remember the details of how I got on the ground... The rocks were on my back. I felt everything really strong and I just remember looking up through the trees and seeing the sun and I was asking God to please just make a tree fall on me. I just wanted to die, because now I felt like something was wrong with me if this keeps happening to me. I'm not doing anything... I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

So this girl puts sticks inside of me, rocks, a beetle. They were pulling my hair. They were laughing at me. I was terrified... and instead of telling them to stop, I just looked at the trees. I remember seeing the clouds move, and they were going so slow. As a kid, not realizing the clouds move because of the wind, I thought God was making it go slow for a reason and that this was supposed to happen. I finally stood up and said, 'Please stop! I'll come back tomorrow, but I have to go home or my Mom will be scared because I'm not there.' ..."

Hear the rest of Flavia's amazing story along with the stories from other brave survivors during the 24-hour TAALK-A-THON starting this Friday, April 29th, at 8am (PDT). Free international registration for the TAALK-A-THON is available on the TAALK web site, http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON (Listen live or at your convenience via rebroadcast).

“Child sexual abuse is predictable, preventable, and everyone plays a part in the solution. Experts estimate there are 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America alone and we believe it’s time to talk about it.”** says TAALK founder and host Diane Cranley.

For more information, media should contact the public affairs office by e-mail at pa(at)taalk(dot)org or by phone at +1 (888) 808-6558.

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TAALK is a US-based, federally approved 501©(3) non-profit organization with a core belief that child sexual abuse is predictable, preventable, and we all play a part in the solution. TAALK is an acronym for Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids. The TAALK dream is to eliminate child sexual abuse in communities around the world. Until then, TAALK will vigilantly carry out its mission to reduce children’s vulnerability to child sexual abuse and to support survivors through the healing process. TAALK will accomplish this mission through “Best-in-World” awareness, education, support, and collaborative solutions. For more about how TAALK is impacting the world and how you can impact your community, visit http://www.taalk.org.

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