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Advocacy

SST Survivors Speaking Out!

RAINN Survivor Summit: Sexual Abuse by a Family Member

Host: Sierra Scott, Guests: Jane Epstein, Keith Addison Tyler, Nubia DuVall Wilson

includes discussion of sexual abuse by a sibling as well as other family members

Phil Goldstein, Survivor of sibling sexual abuse, Poet and Author of How to Bury a Boy at Sea,  Partner and Dad of fur babies

Book: How to Bury a Boy at Sea

Podcast Interview: Flushing It Out with Samantha Spittle

Interview: Handing the Shame Back with Gloria Masters

Brinn Langdale, LMFT 

Therapist, speaker, writer, podcast host and SSA survivor and thriver

Website: www.brinnlangdale.com 

Podcast: Wholistic Approach to Healing 

Interview: Scar Bearers podcast 

Jane Epstein, Sibling Sexual Trauma survivor, speaker, advocate, supporter, co-founder of 5WAVES and IncestAware

Website: Complicated Courage

Facebook: Jane Epstein Complicated Courage - Home | Facebook

Webinar: Dear Stop It Now! Helpline...My Daughter Sexually Abused Her Sister

People Magazine: Sibling Sexual Abuse Survivor Jane Epstein Advocates for Victims

TEDx Talk Boca Raton, 2022

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Maria Socolof, MS-EHS, survivor of SST and chronic pain, writer, advocate, 5WAVES co-founder

Books: The Invisible Key: Unlocking the Mystery of My Chronic Pain

Blogs: trauma that manifests as physical pain, recovering suppressed memories, and encouragement for survivors of incest with The Mighty, IncestAware and others 

Website: healingfromchronicpain.com

Podcast: Hush No More: Can a person really forget a sexually traumatic experience?

​​Coffee and Cocoa interview with Maria and Jane

Handing the Shame Back, Maria's interview with Gloria Masters:

Nancy Morris, MSc Applied Psychology, Survivor and Overcomer of Sibling Sexual Abuse

#SiblingsToo Podcast and Research on Sibling Sexual Abuse

Host of First Annual Worldwide Siblings Too Day

Facebook: Siblings Too - Home | Facebook

Siblings Too Podcasts:

It's Time for My Story​ host Nancy Morris shares her journey from sibling sexual abuse victim to survivor, overcomer, and advocate

A Survivor's Story: Chris' Normal Response to an Abnormal Situation

Cheryle Gail Grace, Thriver after Sibling Sexual Abuse, Founder of BraveVoices.org  

Listen to Cheryle's experience of sexual abuse by her 22 year old married brother on the Brave Voices Community Page of Archive Storycorps--includes descriptions of abusive acts and oral rape and the aftermath for a child

Listen to Cheryle's story of founding Brave Voices:

Gloria MastersHost of Handing the Shame Back Podcast

Author, On Angels Wings and Flightpath to Healing

Gloria Tells her Story on Siblings Too podcast

Carole Brooks, Sibling Sexual Abuse Survivor and Specialist, Lived Experience Consultant    

Carole tells her story in this video--includes descriptions of abuse from the child's perspective

Siblings Too Podcast: It's Not Your Secret to Keep featuring interview with Carole Brooks

Carole was a major consultant to the UK's SARSAS Sibling Sexual Abuse Project  

Lisa Hilton, Certified Trauma Recovery Coach Hiltoncoachingconsulting.com

Lisa's blog telling her story of sibling sexual, physical, and emotional abuse

Memoirs and Writing by SST Survivors

Hannah Cartwright, RN, MA Healing Sibling Sexual Trauma A Very Personal Story

Phil Goldstein, How to Bury a Boy at Sea, book of poetry

Dr. Vanessa Dunn Guyton, Hush No More: Healing Through Words, poetry anthology including contributions by SST Survivors

Nubia Duvall Wilson, The Survivors Club supernatural thriller novella

Diana E. H. Russell, The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Women and Girls, includes Breaking the Myth of Mutuality, a chapter on brother-sister incest

Risa Shaw, Not Child's Play An Anthology on Brother-Sister Incest

Maria Socolof, The Invisible Key Unlocking the Mystery of My Chronic Pain

Share Your Story 

 

Telling your story as a survivor of sibling sexual trauma/abuse can be a healing experience. It can let others know they are not alone. It can also bring trauma, and drama, to the surface. We recommend finding trusted sources of support and taking extra care of yourself if you decide to go through this process.  This publication, from the Marie Collins Foundation, has information and advice, from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse who have shared their experiences, for victims and survivors who are considering sharing theirs:

Here are a few opportunities to share your story. The list will be updated as more become available:

#SiblingsToo is specific to sibling sexual trauma; has a tool to tell your written story anonymously to be used for research purposes

The Sibling Aggression and Abuse Story Archive at the Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, has a survey to securely submit written accounts of your experiences, the impact it has had on you, and/or any advice you would offer to others. In sharing, you are giving permission for your words to be quoted anonymously for illustrative purposes in their online and print resources for survivors, supporters, and helpers. 

The Power of YOU is a project of EmpowerSurvivors. They will post your unedited, written personal story of child sexual abuse, recovery, and healing (500 words or less).  "EmpowerSurvivors believes that by sharing our stories of childhood sexual abuse and recovery we begin to lose the grip shame can have on us. It is also a way to reach other survivors who may be living in silence and have never heard someone else's story of abuse, healing, and wellness."

Sexual Abuse Survivors Stories | The Younique Foundation will post your story online but you do not need to give your name

Brave Voices is a survivor-led organization with a mission to "end child sexual assault by breaking the silence that perpetuates child sexual abuse." Brave Voices offers guidance on how to share your story through an audio interview, collected by Archive Storycorps.

Handing the Shame Back is a podcast hosted by Gloria Masters, devoted to supporting adult survivors of child sexual abuse and sharing their voices. If you are interested in possibly being interviewed, submit this form to indicate your interest and begin the process. 

Hush No More! Champions Podcast Dr. Vanessa Dunn Guyton hosts survivors and activists to share their experiences, guidance, and awareness on the Hush Topics, including child sexual abuse. 

More to come!

Follow 5WAVES.org, the team of five founders in five time zones who are a collective voice bringing Worldwide Awareness, Voice, Education, and Support for prevention and healing from sibling sexual trauma.

Video below: Hear the story of the founding of 5WAVES, and What Sexual Assault Advocacy Organizations Can Do to help bring sibling sexual trauma out of the shadows and bring support and healing to those who are affected

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