April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and there is one 25 year-old survivor of sexual abuse that has taken her voice to her feet! Lauren Book-Lim, founder of Lauren’s Kids, started on April 2nd from South Florida (Aventura), began her walk to the state Capitol in Tallahassee. On April 20th, Lauren completed her long, exhausting and exhilarating walk against sexual abuse.
Lauren is no stranger to this horrific act of violence, she was sexually abused by a nanny for more than six years, beginning when she was 10. As her father, lobbyist Ron Book referred to her, she is a “thriving survivor.”
As awareness is finally growing with Oprah featuring several segments about this topic, including speaking to child molesters, (watch video), as well as talking about women who molest children, this disturbing subject is getting the attention it needs to help children to speak out. Talking about it can help prevent it.
During this month of awareness and all year round, teach your teens and children how to talk to strangers. You could potentially be saving them from child abusers. Stranger danger is very real: Street proof your kids today.
Congratulations to Lauren Book-Lim for her amazing journey on behalf of children all over the world.