||National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
CSA Survivor Force
The mission of CSA Survivor Force is to provide factual information about child sexual abuse (CSA) in a gripping manner to all forms of mass media to inform and educate large populations, reduce the stigma to discuss the topic, and affect change in individual and societal behaviors, policies and procedures across the U.S. and the world.
Child sexual abuse can be prevented and treated with a conscious and sustained effort.
Member - CSA Survivor Force:
Louise Marie Cutshaw
|| Louise Marie Cutshaw - Tennessee
423 / 636-0020
My name is Louise Marie Cutshaw. I am British born, but now reside with my husband in the USA, in the state of Tennessee.
I am a survivor of CSA (child sexual abuse) and incest. My abuse started virtually from the day I was born. From birth to 4 years of age, I suffered severe neglect and violence. Then my sexual abuse began, and it did not cease until I was 18.
For many years I lived in denial of my abuse. By the time I reached 12 years old I'd tried to tell my mother of my sexual molestation three times. But she did nothing. Her lack of intercession validated everything I was being subjected to, and enabled my abuser to continue his depraved crimes.
It took me many, many years of healing to be in the position I am in today.
What defines me now is not the abuse I suffered, but my vocation to help the children of this world by speaking out and breaking the cycle and the ending the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse.
I have volunteered my experiences for many years to various organizations. Most recently I volunteer as President/Advocate for Incest Survivors United Voices of America.
I am also a member of NAASCA, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
Can abuse be overcome? Yes.
The fight inside of me was stronger than all the pain and suffering I'd endured.
I wanted to break the cycle of abuse for my daughter, so that she would have a childhood filled with knowing how loved and wanted she was.
But child sexual abuse is still a closed subject in many parts of the world. We need to join together to raise awareness, and to educate and empower the voiceless. We need to expose this depraved crime.
I am in the process of working on a couple of books, and also a new project for NAASCA and Stop the Silence.
My mission is to help other child sexual abuse victims understand that CSA is not a life sentence. We can take back our lives. We can heal and overcome. We can take back our power and place the blame where it belongs, on the abuser and not on the child