Through my story, I will bring awareness for sexual assault victims and identify the inner emotional struggles that interfere with their breastfeeding experiences and success. I will be sharing my experiences on a very critical subject and the need for support to increase awareness and Breastfeeding statistics.
According to the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 15% of all children have been a victim of sexual assault, 1/9 girls experience sexual assault before age 12, Females age 16-19 are 4x's more likely to be a victim of a sexual assault, 1/6 women have been the victim of an attempted or complete rape, ?/? Sexual Assaults have gone unreported, What are the real #'s?
This is a hard subject to approach, with unknown results and needs to be recognized. I hope to accomplish this by bringing awareness through my book and share my journey of how my PTSD brought on by breastfeeding led me to CoverMyHeart. It will be raw and sometimes hard for someone to read, but based on the statistics, I'm not alone. I hope this book could be that lifeline for someone!
Sometimes you learn more about the bones, if you look at the skeleton!