These stories need to be heard
"Sibling bullying and abuse has long been unaddressed. I was pleased to see this subject covered in depth by The Current on CBC radio... it touched me so deeply... I was a victim, and I became a bully. As a victim, my every decision was filtered through the litany of negative beliefs drummed into me by my abuser for 10+ years. As a bully to my youngest sister, I made her life awful. Eventually I apologized, and subsequently worked hard to rebuild our relationship, to make amends. Decades later I still see effects I've had on her life, at every turn. The effects of sibling abuse have lasted a lifetime, for us both. ...Parents often don't see, or don't recognize what is going on. Yet this abuse can impact the emotional landscape of the victim, for decades. I support the creation and production of Broken Branches. These stories need to be heard. To shed light on this topic via a theatrical production is a wonderful idea."
Diana, CBC's The Current Panelist