This blog is for people who have survived child abuse, written by a child abuse survivor. It is a platform for me, but also for the millions around the world who are craving a voice. Dandelions, like abused children, face a lot of obstacles when growing. But, if they survive to maturity, they get to bloom. We deserve to bloom.

My name is Jenny. img_0107My mother physically and emotionally abused me throughout my entire childhood. I am no longer in contact with either of my parents. Because I chose to sever ties with my parents, but due to many other choices I’ve made and experiences I’ve had, I get to bloom.

I pushed through the crack in the asphalt, and know I can share my sunny face with others. I hope readers are encouraged and inspired, through my words and through those of others, and find that they can have their chance to bloom as well.


**Note: Please be aware that this blog is not a therapeutic service, nor is it a substitute for help from a professional. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255.