I don't consider myself an expert on the topic of sexual molestation—only an expert on what happened to me. I survived! That may give people hope that they too can survive. My volunteer work over the years with hundreds of sexually-abused persons has inspired me, and I want to inspire others.
Imaging of an abuse victim’s brain shows a noticeable change, an imprint different from a non-victim’s brain. The abuse itself, the lies we’re told by the perpetrator, and the lies we tell ourselves — all this actually changes the circuitry in our brains! But new research shows that these lies can be unlearned.
I’m no expert, I’m just me. And I’m still unlearning. David
“Mr. Samarzia is a compelling, believable and articulate speaker when discussing this matter, and the matter he discusses is of deep concern to millions of men and women around the country.”
Susan Stanich, award-winning reporter who covered his story for The Duluth News Tribune