Contributing Author: Dani Bostick

Dani Bostick

Tell us about one of your proudest parenting moments.

Watching my kids find their voices and advocate for themselves.
Was it difficult for you to participate in this project? What Strength did you pull from to get past the fear and contribute?

Once I figured out that silence is a burden, writing about trauma has not been difficult. The first time I wrote about my trauma was in my victim impact statement that I prepared for my perpetrator’s sentencing. I was paralyzed with fear at that point. That was three years ago– I’m glad writing about trauma has become an outlet and not a source of fear.


Do you believe participating in this project has changed you in any way? If so, how?

I have PTSD as the result of child sexual abuse. Both PTSD and CSA can be tremendously isolating. Participating in this project was a good reminder that I am not alone. There are many people out there who are working through similar experiences.




What is the greatest lesson you have learned from your children?

Patience & compassion


When you are not writing or parenting, what do you love to do?

I enjoy reading & cooking.


Bio:  Dani Bostick lives in Virginia with her husband, kids, and dogs. Her mission in life is to disrupt the culture of shame and silence surrounding sexual violence.





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