“Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story”: An Interview

Between the Beats

“Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story”

(Sisterhood of Survival) (Volume 1)

By

J.C. Christian

reaching“Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story” (Sisterhood of Survival) (Volume 1) is an intensely personal memoir by J.C. Christian. She has written about her shattering experience in bold and honest terms, holding nothing back. Child sexual assault is a subject many choose to avoid discussing so it was with great courage that this woman stepped forward to shine a light on a crime many still view as a personal family matter. However, this is not a “family matter”. It is a national tragedy, an issue that must be dealt with by all members of society. Until we acknowledge these horrific crimes against children, both boys and girls, occur more frequently than we want to believe, we will be unable to convict the perpetrators and assist their innocent victims to heal. It is…

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