Hello every brave soul I know!
Just a quick note about the article that came out this morning in our largest newspaper in Humboldt County, Times Standards.
They are saying it’s the 2nd most talked about article in 2018. Wow!!
People are listening to all of us!
This is no joke the number of people that were hurt under the control of a distructive group or groups. It’s takes a lot of courage to use our voice and be the change we want to see in this world!!
So proud of all of you and the beautiful friendships I have made along the way.
Romy Maple, who founded nonprofit SAFE707 to help victims of child sexual abuse, was brought to the national spotlight after appearing in an A&E documentary series in May. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard file) By Shomik Mukherjee | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Two different women came forward in 2018 with stories of repeated sexual abuse during their childhood by adult members of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
One woman, Romy Maple, said she was repeatedly drugged and sexually abused by the same man starting when she was 4 years old. She said other members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses ignored her efforts to alert them to the abuse.
Years later, Maple appeared prominently in the A&E documentary series, “Cults and Extreme Belief,” which brought her story to national attention. Maple has since launched a nonprofit, 707SAFE — which stands for Sexual Assault Fighters Elite — offering “coaching, transitional and transformational support” to fellow survivors of child sexual abuse, according to Maple’s GoFundMe page.