Title: Unlock the Door: Beyond Sexual Abuse
Author: Deb Maybury
Unlock the Door provides readers with a courageous, candid and unflinching account of the heart-wrenching lived experience of child abuse. Through sharing her own and others’ stories, Deb Maybury provides validation and hope to survivors whose lives, through no fault of their own, have been shaken body and soul. Her writing is terse, her point sharp and abundantly clear. Victims need a justice system that better serves their needs and more services capable of supporting their journey to wellness.
– Dr. Fred Matthews, Psychologist and author of, The Invisible Boy
Unlock The Door illuminates thirty-nine stories of personal strength, courage and resiliency. The author vividly captures the traumatic and lifelong effects of sexual abuse in her in-depth interviews. The main theme in the book is the focus on healing and moving beyond victimization as well as educating others about this devastating societal issue. I recommend this book to survivors and non-survivors alike.
– Maria Barcelos, Volunteer & Administrative Co-ordinator, The Gatehouse.
The way to begin resolving trauma is to talk about it, to bring it to the light of day. As one of the contributors in Unlock The Door states, “When one person’s words flow and another person listens, magic happens.” In this book people speak and we, the readers, listen. And we must listen.
– Gabor Maté M.D.
Survivors of sexual abuse often feel isolated and alone, Unlock The Door helps give a voice to those who have not yet spoken, by allowing us to remember that we are not alone. We are all interconnected and woven together by our stories or survival and strength. The stories in this book will give courage and strength to all of us who have turned stories of tragedy into personal triumphs. I want to thank you, Deb for Unlock The Door.
– Karen Long, University Student
Where to Find:
The Gatehouse Library