Written by Special Guest Author LT Pridgen
My name is LT Pridgen and today I am a published author, an advocate, and public speaker. I hold a B.S. degree in Management Accounting from Park University and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
However, my story has not always read this way.
I was sexually abused by my biological father from the age of 5 until the age of 13. I spent all of my childhood and the greater part of my young adulthood under a cloud of deep depression.
Having found the strength to do the work necessary for recovery and self healing, I recently penned and published my first book, Treading Water: From Survivor to Warrior. Treading Water is the memoir in which I share in vivid detail my passage through life’s most damaging munitions of emotional and sexual abuse and how these events shaped my self-esteem and self-worth and ultimately impacted many of my life choices.
Believing that it is my life’s purpose to “BE A VOICE” for those who have yet to find their voice, I founded Stomp Out the Silence (S.O.S.), a non-profit organization’s whose mission is to prevent childhood sexual abuse by increasing public awareness and influencing public policy & legislation through seminars, training, social media campaigns, speaking engagements, demonstrations, public presence and printed material. The goal of the organization is to create a movement that reduces the number of child sexual abuse victims from “one less to no more.”
This week’s excerpt was contributed by Author LT Pridgen. To purchase her book please follow the link.