Removing Chains of Child Abuse

The short stories, art and poetry collected in Removing Chains Child of Abuse are from survivors of human trafficking, child abuse and bullying. These powerful stories allowed those who submitted them to experience writing and art as therapy. They give hope to the survivors reading them that they are not alone and they too can recover.

I’m a survivor, and here’s my story.

No Child is Born Bad I was born into a single mother family, just me and my mom. I was always alone. Alone to deal with my traumas by myself with no guidance. Life put me through the ringer very early in life. At the tender age of just four-years-old, I was two feet tall. … Continue reading I’m a survivor, and here’s my story.

The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

You may know her by the pen name, Victoriana Lady Lisa and her book entitled 'International Steampunk Fashions'. Some of you may recognize her from her award winning show All Things Victorian. Students accessing our writing program know her as The Nutty Redhead after she donated a box of her praline gourmet nuts to our program. Lisa … Continue reading The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

Hidden Shame by Lisa A. Griffiths

Nobody knows the mask that I wear, It looks like confidence but smells like fear. If I could seem perfect than no one would know, What really happened all those nights long ago. A little girl, her innocence forever betrayed, With nowhere to go, she was silent and stayed. In time the pain was too … Continue reading Hidden Shame by Lisa A. Griffiths