Tune in Wednesday,April 11, 2012 at 2pmPST for Episode 12 – “A Survivor’s Story” Featuring Lynn C. Tolson and Randy Ellison.
Lynn C. Tolson is an artist, author and advocate. Her main concern is the epidemic of child abuse and the survivors needing support in our society. As a survivor herself, her life changed as she began putting pen to paper in journal writing sessions. Themes emerged regarding the impact of her sexual abuse, drug addiction, and suicide attempts. By using the journal to write about the problems and solutions discussed in her counseling sessions, a story of transformation evolved. Her desire to share a message of healing from trauma became too strong to ignore; the book became a mission. She left the corporate environment to write her story about personal yet universal emotional issues. The book “Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story”, was written with the courage to face her fears, with compassion for herself and others, and a conviction to tell the truth.”It’s a memoir about overcoming abuse and adversity. It is about mind, body, and spirit transformation and offers a message of hope.
Contact Lynn Tolson on her website http://beyondthetears.blogspot.com
Also stay tuned in for survivor Randy Ellison. Randy works as an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse and has authored many articles on the subject and is interviewed often on radio and TV, including Fox News Live.
Randy works with several organizations on abuse prevention and awareness. He is a member of CAN, Child Abuse Network of Jackson County, which is a collaboration of over 40 agencies working together to impact child abuse in Southern Oregon. He is Board President of OAASIS, Oregon Abuse Survivors in Service, based in Portland. OAASIS is one of only 15 agencies funded nationally by the Ms. Foundation to create the movement needed to end child sex abuse
In 2009 Randy helped change the civil statue of limitations in Oregon on sex abuse of children to one of the most liberal in the country. In the 2011 legislative session he advocated with others to help pass the first Human Sex Trafficking laws in Oregon.
Randy’s book, Boys Don’t Tell; Ending the Silence of Abuse, tells the story of his recovery from Child Sexual Abuse. His work gives a face and voice to male survivors.
Contact Randy @ www.boysdonttell.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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