Thank you, Drew. Being honest about what’s happening is the …

Comment on Confessions of an Almost-Abuser by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

Thank you, Drew. Being honest about what’s happening is the first step.

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Confessions of an Almost-Abuser
I wanted to step back in for a moment and say that the image has been removed. I also apologize for employing the wrong context. I found the image through a search for images of children who had been abused prior to the Bring Back Our Girls campaign. It was posted on several sites in the same context, this my incorrect assumption it was open source. I’ll work harder to source images in the future.

Thank you for linking to your interview.

Confessions of an Almost-Abuser
Absolutely! I apologize, amivitale. I searched for the source and was under the impression it was open source. The image is beautiful. Congratulations on your work.

Confessions of an Almost-Abuser
Thank you! I signed up on twitter as @shawnamawna. I will look into posting to the group! I’m glad your post got response. I found it to be very accurate!

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