My name is Shana Shippee. I have been a preschool teacher for 24 years and I am the mother of a 16-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. I am currently finishing up my MEd as I continue to work full time. I began writing a couple a years ago as a way to attempt to stop a personal downward spiral from consuming me. My writing led me to starting a social network page dedicated to helping others heal from childhood sexual abuse and spreading awareness of the issue in a non shaming way. Most of my writing and nearly all of my salvation has come from beginning this page. I also sometimes share my writing on a personal blog - a phrase I use in the classroom instead of saying fu@k every 20 seconds.
Sometimes things hurt so much they stop hurting. A dull and present ache. A pain you didn’t know existed but eventually, it seeps into your skin, becomes a part of you. A pain waiting to be discovered.