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Annual art show exhibits work by sexual abuse survivors


Last updated 4/6/2021 at 2:54pm

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One of the pieces that will be on display at the art show through April 30.

"The research shows that only one of every 10 childhood sexual abuse survivors will disclose during childhood, and the average age for disclosure is 52," Joyce Aubrey said. "So I guess I'm pretty average."

Aubrey went into therapy when she began having flashbacks in her 50s, eventually finding that the flashbacks were blocked memories of sexual abuse. Art and writing exercises became a way for her to process her trauma, which led to her creating the nonprofit Finding Our Voices. The group is hosting its 14th annual art show at Cottonwood Center for the Arts this month. The art show, titled...

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