My Granny, not my real Granny but my DH's Granny, is speaking out tomorrow to the whole nation on a radio station out of NY. She was a victim of abuse from the House of Good Shepard Nuns in Baltimore, MD when she was a teenager.
She usually just held onto her anger and never thought she could make a difference until her son bought her an IPad. She became obsessed with finding others that went through what she did. She is 77 now and has learned to work that IPad better than most. Finally, after a month of research and after creating a Facebook to reach out to others she has started to make a difference! Others are coming out with their stories. A website that only had about fifty stories now has hundreds. We all kind of thought she was going mad but now she is and advocate for other victims. They look up to her and her strength.
She is not judgemental of the Catholic faith, the only thing she is against is the cruelty her and her "sisters" were subjected to. From being raped by Priest in all female children's homes, to being denied basic hygiene supplies. These women are coming to the forefront to explain what has happened.
This will all eventually lead to a meeting with the Vatican. I am not sure what will happen, all I know is that I am proud of these women for speaking out.
Wish her luck, she makes her "debut", as she is calling it, tomorrow. :)