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I think we all need reminders of positives, so this is mine right now for you:

I think we all need reminders of positives, so this is mine right now for you:

I hope you remember always that you don’t deserve to be hurt, not ever–not even by yourself.

You do deserve to be treated with compassion, empathy, and love by others and by yourself.

I hope you take good care of yourself. And I hope you keep connecting with others. We need those connections. And we need to treat ourselves gently and kindly, as kindly and gently as we would a friend.

Love to you all,
Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, HUNTED
P. S. if it helps you, feel free to download this video and play it whenever you need to. I mean every word.
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It always feels so good to hear from readers that they love my books and want more!

It always feels so good to hear from readers that they love my books and want more! (beaming) Thank you Cristina; I so appreciate it!

From Cristina Elizondo: “Cheryl Rainfield. A wonderful friend and a great writer. I have these two books and they are awesome. It’s hard to get the book called SCARS but I moved mountains and the sea and whatever else I had to move to get the book and I got it !!!!! I’m so happy. From a scale 1 to 10, I recommend her books 125 !!! Keep writing girl and once you do, I’ll but that book too. You’re awesome !!!!!” #cherylrainfield #scars #STAINED #selfharm #sexualabuse #trauma #healing #YAlitmentalhealth #YAsaves #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #bookstagram #bookrecs #bookrecommendations Continue reading

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It is such a delight when readers let me – and others – know that they love my books! (beaming)

It is such a delight when readers let me – and others – know that they love my books! (beaming) This from reader and poet @jacob.lasher – I remember being so excited for this book to come out! Cheryl Rainfield has influenced me in ways beyond my own imagining. I am grateful people like her exist and I truly hope that my books can have the same impact on others like hers have done to me! @cherylrainfield
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I appreciate this curated list

I appreciate this curated list author @gdcribbs created of YA books that deal with sexual abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, and more. It’s so important to have these books and these discussions, to #BelieveSurvivors and hear them, to help each other heal. And I am so glad to have my books included in this powerful list. #MeToo

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I am always so happy to see readers who connected with me following their own heart, dreams

I am always so happy to see readers who connected with me following their own heart, dreams and creative endeavours. So I was delighted to hear from Jacob Lasher that he’s written and published MORE TO LIFE, a book of poetry dealing with trauma and child abuse (both physical and sexual) and healing. I’ve only just read the first few poems and already found them moving, honest, and brave, compelling and relatable. Another strong survivor voice. I look forward to reading the rest.

https://www.amazon.com/MORE-LIFE-Jacob-Lasher/dp/1790806143/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547476816&sr=1-3&keywords=Jacob+lasher #moretolife #jacoblasher
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I just had an awesome Skype talk about SCARS with Dee Schmidt Kramer’s students who read SCARS

I just had an awesome Skype talk about SCARS with Dee Schmidt Kramer’s students who read SCARS as an independent reading book at Silver Creek High School in Indiana. The students asked such intelligent, thoughtful questions afterwards. I told them they could ask me anything and I meant it.

And despite some technical difficulties – I couldn’t see or hear them on Skype but they could see and hear me – it went really well. Dee helped solve it in a creative way, using her cell so I could see the students, typing their questions in Skype, and one student turned Dee’s cell to landscape mode so I could see them all.

I enjoyed it so much. I could see them taking it all in, and caring about it. I delight in readers caring about books – and authors!

Petal also made an appearance! (laughing) She’s always by my side, and at the end when I picked her up and she rested her head on my shoulder they awwed. (Smiling)
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My #BelieveSurvivors poem. Keep fighting.

You think you silenced me
You think you broke my hope
But I am just girding myself up for the long fight.
I won’t give up; I can’t.
It is my life – and that of others on the line.
So I will rest recharge
heal connect get inspired
and then I will fight.
#BelieveSurvivors -Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, HUNTED

#MeToo #TimesUp
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I’m always so delighted when readers love my books and let others know about them!

I’m always so delighted when readers love my books and let others know about them! It’s a wonderful thing that you can do for an author you love or a book you love. Thank you so very much each of you you’ve let others know that you love my books. I appreciate you! And thank you so very much to Lynne Postlewait for this tweet!

I will always write strong girl characters who save themselves, survivors, and #lgbtqia characters.
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#BelieveSurvivors As a fellow survivor, I believe you, I hear you, I stand with you. #MeToo #TimesUp

#BelieveSurvivors As a fellow survivor, I believe you, I hear you, I stand with you. #MeToo #TimesUp

It takes a lot of courage and strength to speak out about rape, sexual harassment, or incest in a society that does not often believe survivors and usually blames us. Please believe survivors when we speak out.

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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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