Hello, my name is Victoria, and this is my story. From the outside looking in my family appeared to have it all together. However, my home life was anything but normal, my dad was a workaholic, so my mom was my primarily caregiver. When my dad was home, he was an evil person. He was emotionally and verbally abusive towards my mom and engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct towards me. I was taught at a very young age that what happened behind closed doors stayed there.
Growing up, I had a wonderful childhood. I grew up in the church with parents who love the Lord. I did well in school but I wasn’t in with the cool kids and they made fun of me. I felt less than, embarrassed and withdrew a little. I was friends with the kids nobody else wanted to be friends with. I went to church, was active in the youth group and I loved it!
Hi, my name is Tasha and I am 31 years old. I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. I spent the first 17 years of my life living with both my parents and brother in a small single wide trailer on the outside of town. Although from the outside it appeared that we had a normal happy life, the inside was much different. To family and strangers, my mother appeared like a wonderful and loving woman, but behind closed doors she was very angry, hateful, and verbally abusive.