As written through journal entries from a little pink diary, Erin shares her personal pain and struggles while trying to cope with having to see her cousin during family gatherings. It is not until several years after she breaks her silence is she able to confront him about the abuse, and works towards rebuilding her life that is now focused on helping others.
I give Erin alot of credit for sharing her story. Her courage will empower others to open up and begin their own healing. Since sexual abuse is more often than not perpretrated by a family member or somebody they know and trust, it is usually kept quiet in order to protect the sanctity of the family unit. It takes a strong person to stand up for their moral rights and to say that NOBODY, not even a family member, is allowed to treat another person this way.
Good luck Erin in your future as a social worker and thank you for raising awareness on this sensitive subject!
To help get Erin's Law signed in your state to protect our children, please sign the onlipetition http://www.change.org/petitions/prevent-child-sexual-abuse-pass-erins-law-at-the-federal-level