The January 2013 edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse will be hosted here, at The Wounded Warrior.
The theme will be: New Beginnings
Speaking out takes strength and courage and frequently a huge leap of faith in many ways. Some survivors remain silent most or all of their lives. Some sadly take their own lives without ever seeking help and speaking out against those who trespassed against their person and innocence. Taking the step of breaking the silence can lead to a new life, a fresh start.
I would like to hear about how your life has changed since you broke your own silence. This, I hope, will act as a shining light to other survivors who are still living with the bonds of silence tightly around them, choking and restricting their lives.
The carnival has previously highlighted blog posts that include: child abuse survivor stories, art and poetry, child abuse as a topic in the news media, as well as PTSD, disassociation, and other areas of abuse "aftermath" that adult survivors are forced to deal with. It also links to hopeful posts about therapy, recovery, and healing from abuse. All forms of child advocacy and awareness are included.
All of the regular categories will also be open:
-Advocacy and Awareness
-Healing and Therapy
-In the News
The deadline for submissions is January 27th, and the carnival will be posted on the 30th. I'm looking forward to your submissions You can submit something written especially for this edition, but please feel free to submit an older post as well.
To submit a blog post, please fill out this form.
Tracie Nall took over the running of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse over two years ago. Tracie has an amazing blog, From Tracie, which can be found HERE.
About Tracie in her own words.
I am married to a wonderful husband named Thomas who provides no shortage of blogging material. We had three very different weddings (to each other!) I homeschool our daughter,Katarina, who is seven years old. We all like to wear fun shoes.
We live in Florida, but I don't go to the beach every day and neither of us work at Disney (because I knew you were going to ask that!) I'm 1/2 Canadian, on my Mother's side, and I am proud to be part of the first American generation of my immigrant family.
I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Even though that doesn't define who I am, it changed the direction of my life. I volunteer with an inspiring group of survivors who are committed to healing and leading joyful lives.
I am a follower of Jesus. Worship is like fresh breath to me.
You will often find me singing, and sometimes dancing!
I love getting crafty. I taught myself how to knit, and then started knitting squares to send to Africa. Cross-stitching. Jewelry making. Photography (especially pictures of Yellow Joy). My dream is to buy a lathe! (shhh...don't tell Thomas)
One time I learned how to speak elvish.
I love to read, watch movies (and complain about all the ways they aren't like the book) and watch classic television.