Being able to talk openly about the abuse can be very healing. There is a need to connect with other people who understand what they are going through. By remaining quiet, we are giving power to the perpretrator.
Everyone has their own comfort level for coping with the abuse. Some may express their feelings through songs, poems, or stories. Some just have the need to talk about it, but struggle to find somebody who is willing to listen. They are not seeking attention or looking for sympathy from others, they simply have a need to release the burden that has been thrust upon them.
I have found that people who have not been abused do not understand. They want you to keep quiet because they are not comfortable with accepting what you have to say. These are their insecrutities, and you do not need to justify them. My advice is to surround yourself with people who accept you and are willing to listen to what you have to say. These are the people who will empower you and allow you to heal.