Category Archives: child abuse

Strong Positive-Message T-Shirts, Hoodies, Notebooks, and more now available. #Survivors are strong. #MeToo #TimesUp

I’m happy to announce that my t-shirts and hoodies are now available available for sale with no minimum at Threadless. The three designs: You Are Stronger Than You Know; Sometimes You Have To Be Your Own Hero; and You Don’t … Continue reading

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#IWearDenim Because I Support Other Survivors & I Know It Is Never a Survivor’s Fault For Being Raped.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM), and today (April 27) is #DenimDay. I’m wearing denim to show my support for other survivors, and to take a stand against our rape culture.

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STAINED comes out in paperback today!

STAINED comes out in paperback today! I’m excited and happy. (Grinning) Like I did with SCARS, I drew on some of my own trauma and healing to write STAINED. In STAINED, Sarah thinks she knows what fear is-until she’s abducted. … Continue reading

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Speak out when you can. Support survivors. Take gentle care of yourself. I do. smile emoticon -Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED, and incest, rape, and torture survivor. April is Sexual Assault … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Be Buying Books By John Grisham

I love a good suspense book. Maybe because most of my life was so full of terror and pain; I can relate to the threats, and I love it when a good person wins out, and people who hurt others … Continue reading

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#YesAllWomen

Recently a 22-year-old man killed his roommates, then shot and murdered a number of women, and wounded others, because he felt he’d been rejected sexually and was furious that he was still a virgin. He called it his “war on … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Human Trafficking: Jasmine of Berlin by author S. Bergstrom

Today author S. Bergstrom talks to us about human trafficking–an inhumane practice that happens all too often–as well as his new book The Cruelty. Human trafficking is very close to what I went through myself as a child and teen … Continue reading

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Listen to my radio interview on Matters of the MInd – on being an incest and torture survivor, why I write the books I do, and what’s most rewarding for me.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Matters of The Mind by Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller on ListenUpTalk. I talked honestly about being an incest and torture survivor and some of the effects (including, for me, self-harm, PTSD, dissociation, depression), … Continue reading

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Drawing on life in fiction: art I talked about in SCARS

You may know, if you follow my blog or have read interviews with me, that I drew on a lot of my own life experience to write SCARS. Like Kendra, I’m a sexual abuse survivor, I used self-harm to cope, … Continue reading

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – download PTSD ebook

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the US–and, I hope, this will spread to other countries. Dr Cindee Grace (a naturopath) is offering her ebook Holistic Self-Care for Post Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Identity for free, and encouraging others … Continue reading

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