Two members of the 5 Browns, the classical piano quintet whose father was jailed for molesting his under-14 daughters, have launched a foundation for fellow survivors. It deserves everyone’s support. Please click here.
Deondra and Desirae Brown write today:
Long before news broke of the sexual abuse of my childhood, I secretly wished that I could someday testify before lawmakers to help protect children. I always wondered how I’d be able to live out this facet of my life if my abuse was never public, and resigned myself to thinking it may never be. When the news hit publicly of sexual abuse at the hands of my father, one of the first things that came to mind was that maybe testifying on behalf of children could actually become a reality. On Valentine’s Day, my dream of using my voice to promote legislation came true. It seems so fitting – the day I testify out of concern and love for children would also be the day society designates to show love.