The Second Wound is an online presence created by Miranda to address the painful struggles sexual abuse victims often face within their own families. In the aftermath of Miranda’s own disclosure of childhood sexual abuse, she discovered a scarcity of resources available to help survivors navigate difficult family reactions. These include; denial and minimization of abuse, victim-blaming, rejection, and support of the abuser over the victim, among others. Miranda has created a blog and social media accounts to offer support, understanding and camaraderie to her fellow survivors. They attract grateful readers who reveal an eagerness to share their stories and support one another. Miranda has also published several essays on the topic.
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