Lorene’s play shines a bright light on the dark past
"The importance of bringing awareness to sibling abuse cannot be overstated. The mental and physical cruelty of sibling abuse is a deep dark secret that must be brought into the light. The effects of being beaten and ridiculed over a period of years, scars the psyche permanently. The complete loss of self-esteem leaves the victim helpless to defend him/herself and escape the violence. The isolation, loneliness, pain and fear affected my life for more than 30 years. Child abuse is often discussed and the consequences are known however sibling abuse is a hidden secret. No one wants to listen and society is left to cope with the physical and emotional wreckage that leads to suicide, depression and despair. I truly hope Lorene's play shines a bright light on the dark past for so many of us who are never heard."
Roger, CBC's The Current Panelist