Child Abuse Thread
This is something very near to me. I was abused as a child and even though I'm mostly over it some things still get me reliving those awful days. There's a trial going in here in Winnipeg that's brought up a whole slew of emotions for me. The most disturbing aspect was this quote from the local paper covering the trial:
He said she was often forced to sleep in the dark, cold basement without any food or water.
“It was dirty down there, you could see spider webs and garbage everywhere,” he said.
He awoke sometimes at night to the sound of Phoenix “sobbing through the vents.” He would often go down to give her water and even tried to bring her a heater one night, only to be caught by his father and threatened.
“She was just curled up in a little ball,” he said.
I can remember crying myself to sleep at night. Sometimes I still do.
Like tonight probably.