Goldie Taylor Opens Up About Being Sexually Abused

November 16, 2011  |  

Goldie Taylor, a contributor to recently tweeted her feelings about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.

Here’s what she had to say:

“If I’m angry that adults did not speak out then, then why am I not angry at myself for not telling my story and helping young women like me combat predators who are in our high schools and middle schools?”

She then appeared on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’ Donnell to tell her full story.

Read her account of what happened to her below and watch her interview with O’Donnell over at Black
While some may not agree with the means in which Taylor told her story, it’s extremely commendable and brave of her to share. As citizens we’re always shocked and disgusted by these acts of child molestation or abuse; yet, we don’t realize that incidents like these are more prevalent than we imagine. Hopefully Taylor’s story will inspire other victims to share their stories, seek justice or be a source of encouragement for someone else who’s endured this trauma.

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