I’m in a podcast session in the link below. The interviewer skillfully ties my responses to his questions – about my childhood days of being bullied – into a conclusion for the listener, of how one terrible year at the hands of a sadistic pedophile at age four affected my entire childhood. It caused the timidity, by age five, that encouraged schoolchildren to sense that I was easy prey.
The ripple effect. The falling of dominoes. Call it what you will, but I always remembered being a different child until that year of abuse.
Listen to my story here, and think about how perhaps your life back then, or that of a child right now, is like a sailboat in a wild sea being blown this way and that by harsh winds and rough waves, with no way of reaching shore. A helpless iittle boat. A defenceless small child.
Listen to how I eventually helped myself heal. How you could too. (Forget the scars; they’ll always be there – but you CAN heal anyway to a great extent. It takes a lot of work though.).
For detailed show notes on this episode, click here:
You can also listen to the episode on your favourite podcast app by searching for the show “Through Bullying”. Click here to see supported apps (like Spotify, Google podcasts, Apple podcasts) :
About the interviewer, Alex Senson: he was bullied too, and never forgot it. Like me, he wants to support bullied children, and his way of doing so includes interviews such as mine. We are both at a place where we are reaching out in our own ways to create awareness about this serious, life-transforming experience.
Read more about Alex on his site. He’s achieved a lot, possibly driven by a deep desire to overcome the hurts of his own school years.