BOOK EXCERPTS: SELF TALK - My continuing efforts to survive childhood sexual grooming and assault

when Rage loses (Suicide)

when Rage loses (Suicide)

Linda Gifford

“When Rage loses, many will never survive to tell their story.” “Rage and I will stand together with Little Girl and defy Shame before an indecent society!”  L. K. Gifford

when Rage loses (Suicide)

Linda Gifford

“When Rage loses, many will never survive to tell their story.” “Rage and I will stand together with Little Girl and defy Shame before an indecent society!”  L. K. Gifford

In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

Linda Gifford

 “If we don’t want our children to be viewed as sexual objects and commodities, then, among other, more immediate interventions, we’re going to have to change the language of society....

In Plain Sight

Linda Gifford

 “If we don’t want our children to be viewed as sexual objects and commodities, then, among other, more immediate interventions, we’re going to have to change the language of society....

Mad Cat with saying, “Yes! I am judging you as much as it looks like I am.

CALL IT ASSAULT!

Linda Gifford

I was NOT sexually groomed and “abused” for years. I was coerced to accept and perform sex acts, and then raped repeatedly, and I call that - “assault”.

CALL IT ASSAULT!

Linda Gifford

I was NOT sexually groomed and “abused” for years. I was coerced to accept and perform sex acts, and then raped repeatedly, and I call that - “assault”.

forgiveness is overrated

forgiveness is overrated

Linda Gifford

“I was given no chance to explore love and intimacy; to choose to share my body with a chosen one; to have a choice the first time I let another...

forgiveness is overrated

Linda Gifford

“I was given no chance to explore love and intimacy; to choose to share my body with a chosen one; to have a choice the first time I let another...

dark deserved places

dark deserved places

Linda Gifford

“But, to be clear, there are times my fantasies take me to dark places. Dark, deserved places.”

dark deserved places

Linda Gifford

“But, to be clear, there are times my fantasies take me to dark places. Dark, deserved places.”

find your Lisa

find your Lisa

Linda Gifford

“Looking for my exit and about to bail, I saw Lisa across the floor, looking me in the eyes, smiling with a hard determination that said, “You got this,” a...

find your Lisa

Linda Gifford

“Looking for my exit and about to bail, I saw Lisa across the floor, looking me in the eyes, smiling with a hard determination that said, “You got this,” a...