Reading Resources

12. Soaring Above the Ashes

Soaring Above the Ashes:  Thriving Beyond Sexual Abuse
Author: Emily Samuelson, PhD

A diverse group of extraordinary survivors of sexual abuse tell their stories in their own voices. In Soaring Above the Ashes they give their names, share their stories, and show their faces in arresting black and white portraits, defying the perpetrators who can no longer shame or threaten them into silence.

These men and women are proud of who they have become. They describe the journey from helplessness to empowerment, from isolation to connection, from grief to joy. Together they create a virtual support group that you are invited to join. Moreover, they want you to know that it is possible to thrive beyond childhood sexual abuse.