Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S., more than 10 million women and men every single year. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime. These are alarming numbers and trends that shape far too many relationships across the nation.
This powerful story documents how Kimyetta Taylor went from being sexually abused at just three years old – to serving the community, by coming to the aide of others, as a Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Child Advocate. “When a child is being abused, I’m there to make sure that child has a voice,” states Kimyetta Taylor.
“I know victims of domestic abuse. I know what it takes for people to get out, and I also know why people stay. It’s heartbreaking.” Paddy Considine
Kimyetta Taylor was a victim over many years from child and adult domestic violence. Her story tells about the sexual, physical and verbal abuse she experienced and how the scars from her past caused her to remain a victim for many years. Once she discovered the root causes of her behaviors she was able to become a survivor. She tells her story with the hopes that listeners will be inspired and know that they too can become a survivor – and thrive to a more fulfilling life.
Atrurose is the compelling true story of Kimyetta Taylor, a victim of child abuse and adult domestic violence. Despite suffering abuse and domestic violence for over three decades, Kimyetta overcomes this victimization and becomes a survivor, protector, and spokesperson. Here is a link to Amazon for ATRUROSE. Find out more by visiting her website.
Kimyetta documents her captivating story of how her innocence is stolen at the tender age of three years old. Labeled a liar, no one believes Kimyetta when she shares her horrible secret; this perpetuates continued abuse and Kimyetta’s silent suffering. Kimyetta’s mother, verbally and physically abuses Kimyetta over a seven-year period. Not only does Kimyetta’s mother abuse her, but she also fails to protect her young daughter from others’ abuse. Inaction by her father also allows Kimyetta to suffer repeated abuse as a child and later on, as an adult.
Kimyetta includes poems she has written throughout her life and refers to the chapters in the book as the life cycle of a rose. The love of Kimyetta’s grandmother is what keeps her going along with the realization that God is who she needs to lean on in order for her life to change. Love does not hurt Kimyetta was a speaker at the Jacksonville Florida Sheriff’s Office and Hubbard House, Domestic Violence Press Conference on October 1, 2015, and she also appeared on News 4Jax Morning show on October 2, 2015.
* Statistics provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.