An Outstanding Advocate for Young Women’s Healing
I cannot praise Dr. Patti Feuereisen’s book “Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse” enough, nor do I have the words to properly convey the profound respect I have for Dr. Feuereisen’s life legacy. She has a master’s degree in creative arts therapy as well as a doctorate in psychology, and uses her credentials to help young girls who have suffered rape, incest, and other types of sexual abuse. Her website, girlthrive.com, is a medium through which young girls can post letters to Feuereisen about their abuse and she will respond. Her academic knowledge, her experience as a psychotherapist, combined with her nurturing, supportive, and empathetic character, make her a powerful ally and listener.
Invisible Girls interweaves Dr. Feuereisen’s research and findings on sexual abuse with first-hand accounts of sexual abuse from survivors. This method of structuring a piece of non-fiction allows readers to read the cold facts of sexual abuse, and then to compare them to the real life stories of girls who have undergone these emotional traumas. Continue reading