Happy Publication Day to HEALING HONESTLY by Alisa Zipursky
June 6, 2023
Danielle Chiotti

“Written with gentle candor, practical strategy, and a healthy dose of humor, Healing Honestly reminds survivors that healing may be an unpredictable journey, but it is not one any of us should have to walk alone.”—Sonya Renee Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling The Body Is Not an Apology

Healing Honestly is a candid, poignant, and often funny survivor-to-survivor guide to navigating the salty waters of untrue stories and victim-blaming narratives that survivors of child sex abuse hear every day. It's the first surivor-to-survivor guide for healing from child sexual abuse since 1988.

Healing Honestly is a guide for survivors, written by a survivor, helping to break through the negative self-talk and debunk the myths that impact victims of CSA, such as:  

  • There is a “real” survivor out there, and we are not it.
  • It happened so long ago that we should be over it by now.
  • We are having too much sex because of our trauma, and also, we are having too little sex because of our trauma.

With an approachable style that makes heavy topics not so damn scary, this book shows how trauma survivors can learn to identify these untrue stories that often come up in dating, in friendships, in families, at work, and more. Readers will discover strategies for turning down the volume on the bullshit so that they can hear their own wisdom and inner truth more clearly.  Full of wit and humor, Healing Honestly offers practical strategies for survivors of sex abuse to support themselves in living full and vibrant lives.