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Advocacy and education are vital to issues that are so easily ignored and forced into the shadows. The only way we’ll ever create change is by engaging in conversation. We need to support each other, and we NEED to amplify the voices of those who are speaking up. Yes, it causes all of us pain to open up to these experiences. It hurts to think about, it hurts to empathize, and for many, it hurts to remember. For those of us who are in a position in our lives to embrace this pain and live with it so we might help bring it into the light, we can help diminish the shame and secrecy that cause so much harm and isolation to people who have already suffered so much harm.

Let’s get her the visibility she needs for her work!!
– Amber (Denver,USA)

I have so much respect for you and thought it important you should know. You are really empowering and inspirational. I admire your strength and frankly, it’s really, really nice to hear someone not just shed light on a brutal and ignored subject, but also encourage therapy and processing a painful event. Rock on and thank you. I really hope you’re living in a safe place and finding the right people.
– Vanessa (California,USA)
I like how your website puts a message of faith out there to people who otherwise would feel excluded and gives them a gentle hand of support, as well as your openness to an otherwise upsetting issue. It’s something that needs to be said instead of shielded away from and kept tight lipped, because people who have met any kind of abuse, do feel scared to say things and bottle it up and it’s very pleasant to be able to talk to you and not feel judged.It’s good to see someone continue to fight.
– Dom (Leeds,UK)
I don’t know where you find the strength to do what you’re doing. My abuse was over 10 years ago and I find everything such a struggle.You have an incredible amount of strength to pick yourself back up and do this and I am baffled at how you do it. What a strong beautiful young women. You deserve only the best in life.
– Katie (Haxby,UK)
To think of when i knew you from college, then to think of you writing such an open blog is really an inspiration. You’re helping people out there in ways nobody else can, because you’ve been there. Throughout all your struggles, you’re still here fighting.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Never has there been a truer quote.
– Beccy (Ripon,UK)
The title “The Littlest Lady” is a bit misleading. I mean, how does a heart that BIG fit in that body? How does this littlest lady hold all this abuse on her shoulders and live life? How does that littlest frame give off so much strength?

As a fellow survivor, I believe that strength comes from family. No, not that family that abused her, the family of 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys who are sexually assaulted by the time they turn 18. We have a connection that is deep, that not everyone can “understand” how we feel and we know the hurt behind the smile that is flashed in public.

The Littlest Lady gains more strength with each blog post, Facebook status, Google+ update and face-to-face conversation she has about her abuse. Getting this crap abuse, out in the open is a purifying technique.

I see great things in Jessica’s life and I am super excited to know her and to be part of her new family. xoxo Doug from dugslife.com
– Doug (Arkansas,USA)

As a survivor of abuse myself, I am very proud of you for opening up the door for discussion on such a hard subject. I have personally enjoyed being able to talk to somebody who has gone through something similar to my own story. Through meeting you I have been able to understand my own story and move forward. I think you will do great things with your story, and you will help many other victims who have been silenced .
– Emma (Georgia,USA)
Your passion to help others shines through in your writing.I have never read anything like it and can guarantee you will go far with this
– Jenna (Ohio,USA)
Upon first glance of this page I was touched by Jessica’s care and address of the issues at hand, but only when I read further was I truly humbled beyond belief by the personal sacrifices she was making in order to aid the future of others. As such, this blog is as important as any other on the internet, and I love Jess all the more for putting it out there for you and I, no matter the cost to her.
– Baz (London,UK)
For as long as I’ve known you, you’ve always been the kindest of people. When I learned of all the things that have gone on in your life I was horrified that these awful things could happen to such a lovely person.

The fact that you’ve not only made it through the hard times, but are also being a shining beacon of hope to others is an inspiration. You’re an incredible person, without a doubt one of the strongest people I know. I’m so proud of the person you’ve become and that you help everyone so selflessly. I have the up most faith that you’ll help people find their voice.
– Daniel (Darlington,UK)

Your writing is so pure,hate free and innocent. You have managed to completely separate yourself from what happened to you and use it for the purpose of helping others. I was sick of seeing page after page of people with hurt pouring out of every orifice of there body’s and being so hateful towards even those who hadn’t abused them.Yes abuse hurts, but there’s no need to follow in the steps of our abusers.

I am guilty of being hateful and bitter at times because of my abuse,but you’re an inspiration to not be like that and that its not worth it.
Thank you for being a guide to my life. Your really are an inspiration.
– Lauren (London,UK)

You’re a true inspiration sweetheart. You’re a strong and amazing person and I feel really lucky to know you. I’m so proud of you! I wish you all the best 🙂 I love you xox
– Aggie (Poznan,POLAND)
Holy s**t. I have mountains of respect for you.Great reading for anyone with or without an abusive.
– Mike (Denver,USA)
I come back to your blog everyday even if you haven’t posted something new. It is a reminder that i can and will get through this just like you did. You have no idea how much you will help people writing about these things and i want to say a huge thank you to you for doing this.
–Anonymous (California,USA)
Finding people like you honestly give me a lot of hope. Tonight itself was more than inspiring. It always seems to help just knowing there are people who can love humans even after pain.I really believe we all want to be loved and helped. Little treasures we can find in compassionate people. Hearing other peoples stories helps keep me feeling positive even though the things they may tell you hurt and you never want them to happen at least you can take a little joy in those who can and will listen. Even more in those who are brave enough to let you know your not alone. Thank you.
– Danie (Buffalo New York ,USA)