So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault and responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent. The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis.
(The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse)