Of late, I've been very busy "coming out from under" my own history of abuse (incest) and have begun to write about it in my blog at VIGALAND. I am also in the process of writing my memoirs that deal extensively with this topic. It's not an easy thing to do, but it's necessary. I have been silent too long, like so many other victims of both sexes.
But being silent helps no-one, least of all the victim who keeps running away from the memories for a multitude of reasons: shame, fear for, and of the family's reaction, the reactions of friends, and if the abuser is still around, retaliation. The same applies to domestic violence in all its forms.
When my singer/songwriter daughter and her partner of the duo, AndrewVictoria, penned a song called "Mary Jane" in which they sing of another victim of spousal abuse, the children in a family, I felt the message was so important it needed to be shared far and wide. So I enlisted the help of my own grand-daughter to play the part of Mary Jane in the song. The video below is the result of our efforts. It's a very simple production, shot around our home using my iPad, but it works. I hope this moves you and if you agree that its message should be shared, you'll do just that. Thanks for watching.