Anthea McCarten shares her story about being sexually abused by a family member from the age of seven until she was twelve years old.
McCarten shares her experiences being sexually abused for five years, how it ended and how she broke her silence and told others about what had happened to her.
McCarten shares how she felt as she prepared to tell her parents, their reactions, and how she felt after breaking the news to mom and dad.
McCarten reckons the reaction her abuser had when he was confronted by her family and how she felt after the secret had been shared within her family.
McCarten talks about how this experience affected her teenage years, including dating, and her life afterwards – including depression, lack of self-worth and feeling that she was ugly and no man would want her, and a suicide attempt.
You can purchase Anthea McCarten’s book, Shhh…How Childhood Sexual Abusive Almost Stole My Sanity and How I Overcame The Past from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/Shh-Childhood-Sexual-Almost-Overcame-ebook/dp/B09SV659CJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2X3JT7S5NR3R6&keywords=Anthea+McCarten&qid=1650289899&sprefix=anthea+mccarten%2Caps%2C112&sr=8-1
You can connect with Anthea McCarten on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthea-mccarten-017659111/, on Instagram at either https://www.instagram.com/restore_the_gears/ or at https://www.instagram.com/redheadbikerchick/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/publicspeakerandauthor
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