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10 Ways to Prepare to Disclose Sexual Abuse As an Adult

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Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan recently disclosed, for the first time, that she was sexually abused at the age of 9 by her music teacher, a family friend, on her Facebook Watch show, “Red Table Talk.” She spoke of how painful it is to keep a secret and how important it is to believe survivors when they speak out.

Also on the same “Red Table Talk” episode, called “Betrayed by Trusted Adults,” Clare Crawley — the first Latina “Bachelorette” — talked about the child sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of a priest.

Estefan shared that Crawley’s previous disclosure led her to disclose. I have similar stories to these women and was inspired by their sharing.

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