Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse


Breaking the silence about sexual abuse is vital—but it’s only the first step. What happens next? For most survivors, the wounds left by such abuse are often left to fester, slowly destroying their lives.

Say It Out Loud—a unique blend of memoir and how-to—exposes the emotional scars of sexual abuse and explains the process of healing. In straightforward prose, step by step, Roberta Dolan provides readers with tangible healing strategies, including journaling, visualization, and more, that she employed during her own years in therapy for a childhood of sexual abuse. Inspiring and accessible, Say It Out Loud offers guidance and support for any kind of healing journey, equipping readers with the skills and courage to transform a life of darkness into one of joy. 

About The Author

ROBERTA DOLAN is a former special education teacher with a master’s degree in counseling. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Roberta has made it her mission to end the silence of sexual abuse, lend support to Corrected Author Photo (2)survivors, and educate others on preventing child sexual abuse through seminars, her blog Write to Survive, and her open discussions with anyone who will listen. Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse is Roberta’s first book. Her personal story of hope for all victims has been published in RAINN’s online journal, End the Silence. In an effort to support other new writers, Roberta founded the Writers’ Network of Central Connecticut.

When they are not at home in Connecticut, Roberta and her husband, Tim, enjoy traveling in their RV.