About the Author

Erika Jenkins is a poet and lover of the creative arts. She is the author of She’s a Ten: God’s Perfect Contestant. The Florida native still resides in the Sunshine State where she enjoys life with her husband and their two children.

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  1. This story was very uplifting being an abuse survivor myself. The phrase ” you’re not what you’ve done you’re also not what was done to you” will be my mantra from now on. I have started shedding the layers that for 60 years I have built up and it has taken me this long with therapy and prayer to begin to see myself differently. Thank you for sharing your experience and breakthrough it will go far and help someone else like me.

  2. Thank you for sharing your truth. I saw myself reflected in your words. I appreciate you sharing the words that broke through. I receive those words whole heartedly. Blessings to you!

  3. Your message was excellent. I too suffered abuse and began a lifetime of shame, guilt, low self esteem. It caused me to self sabotage in all areas of my life. Thank you for sharing. We sisters need to tell our stories to heal

  4. I am so proud of you and what you have learned. I also was molested at a young age and then raped. I am now 68 years old and still struggling to come to terms with it. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

    • @ V. “We sisters NEED to tell our story to heal”. B3 LED Yes more of this. YES
      @D. 51 and coming to terms with my molestations, sexual assaults and rapes. We have the full favor of GOD who was there in our darkest hours to
      Brilliantly shine through to cast grace love forgiveness and healing on our redeemed lives.
      B3 LED🦋

  5. What a powerfully empowering message! You captured me from beginning to end. Your Story is the voice of so many.
    Thank you for sharing. Thank you for conquering.

  6. That was very inspiring! Felt as if I was reading about myself and my childhood. I needed this,Thank YOU

  7. Ms. Erika thank you for your transparency! I love how the Lord broke through years of pain and hiding with one powerfully profound statement. This post will bring healing to many…

    Your To the moon and back Apostle ❤️

  8. This was such an amazing and inspiring story. I can’t wait to share this with the clients I work with as a reminder that they, too, can heal and overcome the impacts of trauma and abuse.

  9. Thank you for sharing your story. The really sad part is that CST, molestation and rape was and is so commonplace and also many of us can relate to your story because we’ve been through it…I’m determined to be the voice for those who haven’t found theirs yet…

  10. Your smile and your womanhood deserve to take up space in any place. You are a powerful, intuitive, and brave soul.Kudos to you for realizing your worth.

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