Tears of the Silenced

Download or Read eBook Tears of the Silenced PDF written by Misty Griffin and published by Mango Media Inc.. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tears of the Silenced

Book Synopsis Tears of the Silenced by : Misty Griffin

Misty Griffin's story ─ Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal, sexual assault, and Amish cruelty A true crime memoir: When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where they were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse and extreme physical violence. Their step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door at all times to make sure the young girls were too terrified to try to escape. They also knew that no rescue would ever come because only a couple of people even knew they existed and did not know them well enough to care. Amish Sexual abuse: When Misty reached her teens, her parents feared she and her sister would escape and took them to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. Misty was devastated to once again find herself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was severely frowned upon. A few years later, Misty was sexually assaulted by the bishop. As Misty recalls, "Amish sexual abusers are only shunned by the church for six weeks, a punishment that never seems to work. After I was assaulted by the bishop I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. After reporting the bishop I left the Amish and found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second-grade education and no ID or social security card. To all abuse survivors out there, please be encouraged, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Today, I am a nursing student working towards my master's degree and a child abuse awareness activist. This is my story." If you have read Scared Selfless, A Child Called It, The Sound of Gravel, or Etched In Sand, then Tears of the Silenced is a must read.

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  • Total Pages – 384
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781633539327
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Hate Crimes

Download or Read eBook Hate Crimes PDF written by Laurie Willis and published by Greenhaven Press, Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Hate Crimes

Book Synopsis Hate Crimes by : Laurie Willis

Editor Laurie Willis has sensitively and intelligently tackled the issue of hate crimes within this collection of personal narratives. Readers won't be barraged with a ton of facts, but be presented factual situations as retold by people who were personally impacted by hate crime. This allows readers to form intelligent viewpoints with feeling and empathy. Narratives describe such situations as the recruitment of skinheads, and why bored middle-class white kids are the best target for recruitment. Another essay describes a mother who wants the world to see the savagery that was done to her son. Another essayist explains how he husband, an Indian American man, was shot and killed by an American because of his anger over the September 11th attacks. Facts can sometimes be easily ignored or over-written, but the narratives in this book cannot be ignored, and will educate your readers.

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  • Publisher – Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Total Pages – 128
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Sleepwalk with Me

Download or Read eBook Sleepwalk with Me PDF written by Mike Birbiglia and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Sleepwalk with Me

Book Synopsis Sleepwalk with Me by : Mike Birbiglia

Offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the author's perils and pitfalls of being himself.

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  • Total Pages – 201
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781476705767
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Kian's Focus

Download or Read eBook Kian's Focus PDF written by Misty Walker and published by . This book was released on 2021-01-06 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Kian's Focus

Book Synopsis Kian's Focus by : Misty Walker

Kian always gets what he wants...and now his focus is on Archer.I lost my boyfriend on the night I had planned to propose.It was a horrific accident that was all my fault.I gave up and resigned myself into a life of obscurity.Until I got a call that my sister, Sara, needed me.It gave me purpose and I ran to her rescue.Because that's what I've done our whole lives.That's how I ended up in Brigs Ferry Bay.But when I showed up, things were so much worse than I thought.She was sullen, fragile, and sinking into a depression I didn't know how I'd get her out of.Together, we were drowning.Until I met Kian.He's everything I'm not.Bouncy, bubbly, full of life, and an innate ability to make everything better.He makes me believe I can be happy again.Now the unthinkable has happened and Sara is on the verge of losing her life.Once again, it's all my fault.Kian had clouded my vision with promises of hope and forever.I was so stupid to believe I could be happy again.I try push him away.To shove him out of the darkness that follows me.I don't want him to suffer the future fate had secured me to.But Kian's focus is on meAnd he's used to getting what he wants.*Brigs Ferry Bay is a steamy MM romance series. While each book can be read as a standalone, to get the full experience, they're best read in order. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, hurt comfort, age-gap romance, and so much more. Fall in love with the charming small town gay romances of Brigs Ferry Bay...

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  • ISBN-10 – 9798589800333
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Behind Blue Curtains

Download or Read eBook Behind Blue Curtains PDF written by Lizzy Hershberger and published by . This book was released on 2021-03-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Behind Blue Curtains

Book Synopsis Behind Blue Curtains by : Lizzy Hershberger

When Lizzy Hershberger turns fourteen, her schooling ends at eighth grade, and she has no choice but to leave home to work as an unpaid maid for another family. To avoid being rejected by her ultra-conservative Swartzentruber Amish family and community, Lizzy is forced to abandon her dreams because they are "too worldly." After being raped by a man who becomes a deacon in her community, Lizzy makes her first attempt at "jumping the fence" to pursue a non-Amish lifestyle. But without any modern life experience or education, Lizzy considers whether the risks of this unpredictable and dangerous world are worth losing the ties to her Amish friends and family forever. Almost thirty years later, after she has created a new life for herself, her small community is rocked by disturbing sexual assault allegations. Lizzy must decide whether to keep silent for her newly-created family's sake or come forward against the church to advocate for the Amish children she left behind. In 2019, Lizzy Hershberger successfully brought her abuser to justice in an extraordinarily rare case addressing sexual abuse in the Amish church. She faced death threats and intense pressure to stop telling her story. Lizzy refused to back down, and she forged ahead to spark a national movement bringing awareness to the prevalence of sexual assault in isolated communities protected by religious liberties. This gripping true crime memoir reveals the truth behind one of America's most revered and secretive religious sects-hidden behind the blue curtains of the Amish lifestyle.

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  • ISBN-10 – 1962890058
  • ISBN-13 – 9781962890052