In Western countries, twenty-five percent of women and thirteen percent of men have been victims of sexual abuse by adults before they reach the age of seventeen.
Their abusers were family members, loved ones, clergy and often esteemed members of the community. Over the course of eight years, Lorena Ros built close relationships with the survivors in this book. They shared their private world, recalling the traumatic experiences that took place many years ago. In many cases, survivors invited her to photograph the actual places where the abuse occurred; at other times she photographed elements that triggered their memories such as an object or a place that related to their childhood trauma.
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