Gaeil Pilgrim will give a talk about abuse and her new book in the library program room on Saturday

Gaeil Pilgrim will give a talk about abuse and her new book in the library program room on Saturday

Victim-advocate Gail Pilgrim shares insights on abuse

Gail Pilgrim will share her very personal book, Tightly Knit Secrets Unravelled: My Knitting Story at the Williams Lake Library, April 6.

Victim-advocate and addictions counsellor, Gail Pilgrim will share her very personal book, Tightly Knit Secrets Unravelled: My Knitting Story in a book signing event at the Williams Lake Library, Saturday, April 6.

Pilgrim will be at the library program room from 2 to 4 p.m.

When Pilgrim found out her husband, a pastor and pillar of their church community was a pedophile who had abused their own daughters, it turned her life upside down and unravelled the structure of her world.

The book tells the tale of her life, the good and bad, and gives hope for survivors of trauma and abuse.

Everyone involved or concerned with young children is encouraged to come to the event.

Pilgrim will discuss the wide-spread damage that is caused when sexual abuse occurs, and will explain how unexplained behaviours and illnesses can indicate that a child is trapped by being a victim and threatened to keep the secret. Breaking the silence brings freedom to “get on with knitting a new garment,” using experiences learned from “the old wool.”

 

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