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Pretty Tulips Sunbathe Daily

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

This past week I got a text from a survivor about 3am asking me to please call. I have texted and spoken with this person on a number of occasions and I know the story and it is not pretty.

 


Two Crises, Two Different Responses

A blog by David Clohessy, longtime SNAP National Director

Ponder this flight of fancy, then ask “Why isn’t this really happening? From a recent news story:

Up and down Italy, police entered churches and church offices judged to be in violation of national child sex abuse reporting laws, issuing citations and fines to those taking part, in several instances including the parish priest.


Poor Pitiful Me

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

Someone just asked me about something I posted recently and I just wanted to clear it up. What goes on in my brain and what comes out on paper are sometimes two different things. Hey, I know what I’m trying to say.


Stuff the Magic Dragon

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

There’s a lot out there that you can read about Narcissists. I recently read something about introverted narcissists and their traits. It’s hard to pinpoint who is what as we are all probably bits of this and that and the difference is when someone tends to have a great deal of narcissistic traits so that they stand out.


Saying Goodbye to a Friend: John Shuster

John Shuster was a longtime SNAP advocate, leader, and friend. We mourn his passing and send our thoughts and prayers to his wife and surviving family. 


In Memory of a Hero: Joe George

The survivor world lost another hero last week. Joseph C. George, an attorney and a psychologist who represented survivors of sexual abuse, died on April 22 from complications of a stroke. The void left by his passing will be hard to fill.


Rent a Documentary and Support SNAP from Your Living Room!

Thanks to the generosity of Big Voice Pictures, you can support SNAP while watching a movie from the comfort of your own home.

 


Home Again

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

I read something last week from a reader who said that the abuse we have been through in our lives and the subsequent pain, isolation, loneliness and emotional fallout we experienced as a result of that has given us in a sense, more strength or experience than perhaps the average person going through this lockdown due to the Corona virus. And that experience may allow us to be able to help others having a difficult time right now.


"An Update on SOL in 2020" - A Webinar for Survivors and Advocates

On Wednesday, April 22 we had the great opportunity to learn from Kathryn Robb, Executive Director of CHILD USAdvocacy, who joined us to talk about the state of reform in 2020 and what we all can do from home to keep ourselves sane, safe, and moving forward towards change. 


Give Me Shelter

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

I’m not going to lie. Quarantine is beginning to get to me. I consider myself lucky, though. If I look back over my life, now is probably the best time for this to happen. To be stuck inside, that is. I have no pressing things to get done at work, I am not a teenager wanting to escape being stuck with my parents, nor do I have teenagers blasting music and giving me sullen looks in passing. I have really no place I need to be and time to do the things I always said I’d do when I got the time.


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