Silent Screams Blogs

Trauma and the Brain – My Story

When someone has a horrific event, almost every section of the human brain is affected. Trauma is a severely disturbing, destressing, and damaging experience.  It’s been six years since that horrible night that I was raped by an elder of the church I attended at that...

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Twelve Years Later, Was it Worth It?

Twelve Years Later, Was It Worth It! It has been twelve years since the assault and nine and a half years since the trial. I ask myself was it worth it to speak up? Recovering from a vicious attack has taken me many more years than I expected. The attack caused much...

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How To Respond to a Survivor

  Do you know how to help a person who has just been sexually assaulted and is traumatized?.Some people feel uneasy when someone comes to them with that horrible news looking for help. What do you say? What do you do? The below information is a help for...

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Gentle Tears

Gentle Tears Gentle tears were rolling down my face when I was first told of my diagnosis. I didn’t know what to do, how to think. Thoughts started bombarding my mind. What do I do now? What do I need to change? Who do I tell? How should I feel, etc? My...

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Gift of Chocolate

Carolyn's Corner - The Gift of Chocolate Published by Carolyn J Hudson, 12-30-2019   I love me some good chocolate. I went to bed last night thinking, tomorrow I’m getting chocolate. Excitement rose in me as I thought about going to the store today and purchasing...

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Letter From CJ Hudson, Founder

Letter from CJ Hudson, the Founder Hello Everyone ​ It's been a while since I updated you. My apology. I am on the road to recovery and doing well. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. It's important for me to share a little more with you. Sharing more opens...

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A Few Good Men

All we need is a few good men. All it takes for evil to prosper is that good men do nothing. There has been an incredible amount of news in the media about sexual abuse, harassment, assault, etc. A majority of the news has been about priests and church...

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Vicious Rape, Ten Years Later

I'm Still Here! I woke up this morning realizing it was ten years ago this weekend that I was viciously attacked by Nathaniel Tumbwe, an elder at the Potter’s House of Dallas, TX. It was ten years ago the first Saturday in October that my life dramatically changed,...

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Clergy Abuse Goes Viral Again!

Clergy abuse goes viral again! The eyes of the world are on the investigation by the Pennsylvania grand jury of the horrific coverup by Catholic priests and bishops of the rape and sexual abuse of children. This is not new to the Catholic church nor is it new to the...

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