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Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse

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It’s never easy to talk about sexual abuse, especially when it happens to a young child at the hands of a family member. But, I believe that the only way to deal with this “epidemic” is to confront it head on with the stories of survivors and expert guidance that offers hope.

That’s why I sat down with Arlene, and what she revealed left me speechless. Her story is at times raw, her scars painful. Abused as a child, her self-worth was left in shambles, and what she defined as love only resulted in several troubled marriages.

I hope this video will open your eyes about sexual abuse, its lasting impact, and the power of healing.

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Valerie is an investor passionate about making an impact and is a co-founder of Heart Beings. Her most prized accomplishment is being mom to her three children: Taylor, Ryan and Amanda. is a gathering point for positive news, insightful perspectives and tools to help us grow and achieve the lives that we’ve imagined.