Sometimes really bad things happen in families. Things that aren’t spoken about. Things that are covered up to protect adults….at the expense of children. But sometimes, decades later, when those children grow up, they make the courageous, difficult decision to speak up, even if there is enormous pressure from within their family and community to stay silent. Virginia Tapscott is one of those children who grew up and spoke out, after the death of her beloved older sister Ally Tapp who was abused by not just one trusted male relative but two.
This is the story of Virginia and Ally.
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