Afraid of the Dark: Finding Light After Abuse

Afraid of the Dark: Finding Light After Abuse


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Victoria’s life was literally doomed from the start. All she wants is to be loved and for her family to be happy. Her struggles against poverty, abuse, and an angry, bitter father threaten her very being. She thought her siblings had it bad enough, but what she was about to face at the hands of her very own father brought a sense of shame and a level of secrecy that would destroy her for the rest of her life.

Victoria struggled to overcome a life of poverty, fear, and traumatic sexual abuse well into puberty. She is determined not to let her father’s hatred for her and her family ruin the rest of her life.