I will be hosting the next edition of the Blog Carnival against Child Abuse! on Friday, March 13. The theme of this carnival will be "Telling the Secret" although submissions won't be restricted to just this theme.
I guess my reasoning behind this theme had to do with the Friday the 13th date of the carnival. With the superstitious nature of the date, it reminded me of all of the messages there are around "telling" in the first place. From there it was an easy leap for me to "let's talk about telling the secret."
This can be anything at all that relates to the secret. It can be a post about the actual telling or posts about all the fears about telling. Reactions of others to the telling, you name it, it works for me.
And remember that posts about other issues are welcome as well. Anything that relates to being a victim, survivor or related to one. If it tells something of what it's been like for you, it fits. Art, poems, satire or angry spewing posts, whatever represents part of the process, the aftermath, the healing, awareness, how it's touched your life, the list goes on.
The deadline for submissions is midnight March 11. You are welcome to submit more than one entry if you like. Posts can be submitted here. When you get to the site you much scroll down to reach the actual submission form so don't be fooled by the blankness at the top of the page.