Saturday, January 12

Have any films resonated for you?

Well day two of the Girlthrive blog. Thanks so much for all your comments! I am wondering if any films have resonated for you? I saw the film "Hard Candy" last year, and I thought it was quite amazing. I won't be giving anything away by telling you that the teen girl in the film is strong, smart, cunning and gets to torture the abuser. If you are faint of heart, this film may be too much for you. It does deal with the anger of being a survivor, the anger of all sex abuse, and it is a revenge film. I loved it- but of course it was too strong for women to really make it by Hollywood standards. It was not in the theaters for very long. But if you can get it on dvd I reccomend it. I would love to hear your reviews of this film or any other that you felt was strong for survivors and girls in general. xxoo dr. patti

Friday, January 11

my first post

hi everyone! i am really excited to start this blog. i can not wait to hear what so many of you have on your minds. i am getting so many emails from girls telling me that they are healing from sexual abuse. recently i heard from a girl that was 13 years old. she took "invisible girls" out of her local library and after reading it she told her mother about her abuse. her mom actually was able to help her - this 13 year old says that now she has stopped pulling her hair, she sleeps at night, and her nitemares have stopped!!! yeaahhh.
i can not tell you how amazing it is to hear these kinds of experiences. what is on your mind? do you want to share an experience? tell us about a film you have seen recently that was powerful for you? tell us what helps you heal? i would love to hear from you. xxoo dr. patti

About "Invisible Girls"

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"Invisible Girls" tells the truth about sexual abuse as no other book has! Rather than me telling you how the book is touching girls around the world, I will tell you what they are saying! Now in 2009 we have our new and revised edition of "Invisible Girls" - we have added 100 pages, a chapter about prostituion as sex abuse, a chapter filled with emails recieved over the past 5 years- Please check out our 2nd edition! xo dr. p "Invisible Girls has saved my life. I was afraid that I was the only girl keeping these secrets, and when I read "Invisible Girls" I starting telling about my abuse, and suddenly I knew I could be alright"- Sue 18 years old "Invisible Girls" is short of a miracle- I read it whenever I feel alone. It helps me to deal and grow and go on."- Tamar 17 years old "Until I read "Invisible Girls" I was afraid to tell what happened to me. Now my mum is supportive and I know I can heal" Britney 14 years old