Love with Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

Love with Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse Cover Image
By Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Editor), Darnell L. Moore (Foreword by)
Usually Ships in 1-2 Days


2020 Lambda Literary Award winner for best LGBTQ anthology

Despite the current survivor-affirming awareness around sexual violence, child sexual abuse, most notably when it's a family member or friend, is still a very taboo topic. There are approximately 42 million child sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and millions of bystanders who look the other way as the abuse occurs and cover for the harm-doers with no accountability. Documentary filmmaker and survivor of child sexual abuse and adult rape, Aishah Shahidah Simmons invites diasporic Black people to join her in transformative storytelling that envisions a world that ends child sexual abuse without relying on the criminal justice system. Love WITH Accountability features compelling writings by child sexual abuse survivors, advocates, and Simmons's mother, who underscores the detrimental impact of parents/caregivers not believing their children when they disclose their sexual abuse. This collection explores disrupting the inhumane epidemic of child sexual abuse, humanely.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781849353526
ISBN-10: 1849353522
Publisher: AK Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 360
Language: English