In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Jamie Sivrais of A Voice for the Innocent. Jamie joins me to share his story of how he went from growing up without his dad until about the age of 10, to being sexually abused by him, to creating an organization that gives a voice to those affected by sexual violence.
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Jamie was sexually abused by his father from around the ages of 10-12.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
The abuse led Jamie to develop anger issues and have difficulties with relationships.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
The support of his mom and music helped Jamie to overcome what happened to him.
What Jamie does today:
Jamie is the founder of the non-profit organization, A Voice for the Innocent.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Jamie's Answer: That your parent can be your abuser and it's not your fault.
AVFTI.org - The website for A Voice for the Innocent
Facebook - AVFTI's Facebook page
Twitter - AVFTI's Twitter profile
Instagram - AVFTI's Instagram profile
SaveOurScene.org - The crowdfunding campaign for AVFTI
TWLOHA - The website for To Write Love On Her Arms
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