This is a powerful read from start to finish.
Because I Was Abusedâ€™ is a courageous and honest first-hand account of child abuse in all of its most vile incarnations, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Romecca Sawersâ€™ life spiralled out of control as an inevitable consequence of years of enduring physical, sexual, mental and emotional abuse at the hands of the very people who should have protected her. Her story takes us to places few of us can imagine, however she shows us that healing and redemption are possible through self-love, perseverance, professional guidance, and the love and support of family. Now healed, Romecca reaches out to others to expose the horror that is child abuse, to put an end to it, and to remove the shame surrounding it. Confronting, absorbing and uplifting, â€˜Because I was Abusedâ€™ is a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand child abuse and the long-term effects it has on the child victim, and how the journey from victim, to survivor, to advocate, is possible.
â€ Lesley Oliver, author â€˜The Gilded Cageâ€™