Song Over Silence
A Story about Finding My Voice
While Healing Child Incest Abuse
About the Book:
"Among all childhood traumas, the issue of child incest abuse remains largely hidden and a major
and ongoing source of stigma for thousands of people. In this brave and illuminating memoir, author
Jill Bittle explores her life in the years before she retrieves early childhood memories of being
sexually abused by her paternal grandfather, the impact of this on her struggles to understand, feel,
and give love as she grew up and later when she became a wife and mother herself. The lingering
effects tainted her relationships with her immediate family, other children, with teens as she was
growing up, with men, and later in her ability to trust and to love herself and others. As her traumatic
memories surface, Jill shares her difficult healing journey. Hers is a message of hope for survivors of
incest abuse, sexual trauma, at-risk young people in schools, and parents who are not aware of how
these traumas happen or how cunning the family predators can be. In the era of #MeToo, Jill encourages
society to break down the barriers and stigma surrounding child incest abuse."
In this gripping, unflinching, and ultimately hopeful memoir, author Jill Dyann Bittle shares her harrowing journey of recovery from incest abuse at the hands of her paternal grandfather. She brings light to a dark topic that is often shrouded in secrecy, taking readers on a journey through her childhood and adulthood and showing how the abuse impacted her relationships as she struggled with depression, OCD, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder.
Written for survivors of childhood sexual trauma and their loved ones, this book will inspire people to break their silence about incest, begin to heal the wounds it created, and eventually take back their lives.