Read what happens when you’re young, gifted, and Black, and caught in a world of silence after being sexually abused at age seven. Rosenna’s faith and destiny have always been bigger than her oppression and abuse. You will be as captivated by her motivation to live in silence as the skills she used to finally assert her right to heal. This book will have you cheering for the innocent little girl from page one. Along the way, you will connect to your own soul as Rosenna grows from victim to survivor. Her writing style makes you feel like you are watching her overcome milestone after milestone and her journey will melt your heart.
Dr. Rosenna Bakari is the founder of Talking Trees, Inc. an empowerment organization for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She began living openly as a survivor in 2007 and founded Talking Trees in 2010 to support other survivors to break their silence.
Dr. Rosenna Bakari earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She graduated from Cornell University in 1984 and earned her Master’s degree from SUNY at the age of 22. Dr. Bakari teaches for the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. She has presented at professional conferences such as American Education Research Association, and the American Counseling Association Conference. She published her first book “Self-Love,” in 1994. Her latest book is “The Healing Journey: Relationship and Wellness Guide.”