Silent Screams Blogs

My Story Part 4 – He’s On My Bus

My Story Part 4 - He's On My Bus (Repost from 2014) **This is Part 4 of My Story, Here we begin to learn more about the rapist, the mind of the authorities and the response of the church.  As I continue to struggle for normalcy I realize the rapist has been watching...

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My Story Part 3 – Sunday Mourning

My Story Part 3 - Sunday Mourning *** The Morning The next morning was my Sunday to serve as a minister on the Purple Team at church. “He is not taking this away from me too; I am going to church and serving as a minister.” I rose from my sleepless bed, proceeded to...

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My Story-Part 2-The Crime

My Story Part 2– The Crime *** Our Meeting I met Nathaniel Tumbwe at a business networking function sponsored by a church ministry. Trying to reactivate my business after serious illness I attended the function. Nathaniel Tumbwe had a booth promoting his ministry. I...

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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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What is SANE? (repost)

WHAT IS SANE? Do you know SANE? Should you know SANE? What is a SANE? The SANE Program provides 24/7 rapid response to sexual assault victims age 14 and older with compassionate, confidential care and forensic examinations performed by certified Sexual Assault Nurse...

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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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