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WILMINGTON, NC, December 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The major news organizations are filled with stories of sexual abuse. Bill Cosby's accusers now number in the dozens. USA Today reported on an assault by Josh Duggar. CNN and many other news organizations have reported on the story of Donald Dennis who perpetrated abuse on Boy Scouts over a period of 12 years - upwards of 1,000 times with a single child. There are so many stories of abuse by Catholic priests they boggle the mind. A new film starring Michael Keaton, 'Spotlight', chronicles the investigation done by reporters at the Boston Globe who uncovered over 300 stories of abuse by priests in the Boston area alone.
Regardless of the form abuse takes, be it sexual or emotional abuse, regardless of victim or perpetrator, all involve an abuse of power and a violation of trust. In Gari's case, that violation of trust came on two fronts. Her latest book, 'Losing the Dollhouse', reveals the aftermath of her decision to expose her stepfather's advances. Surprisingly, her mother chose to support the stepfather. The book is a powerful narrative of Gari's journey to healing.
"I wrote 'Losing the Dollhouse' because storytelling is the way I process my own experiences," Gari stated. "My hope for the book is that it helps others in their journey to heal from past traumas. Stories help us examine emotional and sexual abuse and then move toward forgiveness, peace and a solid sense of our own inner strength."
Three adapted chapters from the book were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Unlike other emotional abuse books, Gari's work helps readers take three steps toward real healing, all based on the theme "Put It Down":
* Achieve Forgiveness--
Just put down the anger and move from acceptance to peace.
* Achieve Healing--
Just put down the hurt and move from examination to empowerment.
* Overcome Fear--
Just put down the title of "victim" and move from challenger to champion.
In addition to writing books, Gari also teaches workshops, edits other people's work and tutors children. She is available as a speaker on writing and publishing. Gari also speaks about topics related to her memoir: sexual harassment, emotional abuse, children of divorce, OCD, anxiety, anorexia and forging a healthy sense of self in spite of these issues.
She is also available as a school workshop facilitator. Gari has been working with students as a certified English teacher since 1996.
S. Jane Gari is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. 'Losing The Dollhouse' is available at Amazon and other online book outlets. A portion of the proceeds benefit RAINN, a national network that provides support to victims of abuses. More information is available at Gari's website at http://www.sjanegari.com.
S. Jane Gari is the author of a number of books. In addition to 'Losing the Dollhouse' she has also co-written a humor book titled 'Flush This Book: True Tales of Bodily Malfunctions'. She is currently revising her first novel, 'Shakespeare's Daughters'.
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