Altar(ed) Girl

One Woman’s True Story of Confronting Clergy Sexual Abuse

by C.M. Morgan

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/01/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781452588919

About the Book

Author C.M. Morgan recounts the forty-year journey of recovering from childhood clergy sexual abuse. From traveling to another state and having a face-to-face conversation with her perpetrator, to enduring five long years of litigation against the church, C.M. spiraled through the tears, fears, and struggles shared by almost all survivors of sexual abuse. Feeling spiritually lost and emotionally worn out, C.M. found her soul and her long-lost self during her six-month hiatus traveling throughout Australia. Finding and embracing forgiveness proved, once again, that our history is not our destiny. Through the power of love and guidance from friends and complete strangers, she celebrates her victories, while realizing the power of confronting the demons and trusting oneself.

About the Author

This is the story of a profound experience in C.M. Morgan's life. By facing her fears and sharing her story, she learns, among many other life lessons, that forgiveness is the path to acceptance and self-love.
Her experience with finding her perpetrator and five-year litigation against the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese regarding childhood sexual abuse should be shared with all - survivors and non-survivors alike.
C.M. lives in Minneapolis with her wife, newborn baby, and their dog, Morgan. They also venture to their part-time home in Pahoa, Hawai’i, several times each year.