My name is Sissy J Adams I am a wife of 23 years and a mother of three beautiful children. I work with special needs children who don't have a voice of their own. I help them by being their voice and helping them find a voice of their own. I live in Connecticut and am from the west coast. I was raised in various small religion-based towns. My story is about my life growing up in abuse and fear and the mountains I had to climb and the paths I had to walk to overcome the damage the abuse caused to my mind and body. I am 47 years old now and I am on the other side of the darkness in my mind due to the abuse. Through a lot of years of very hard work and the support of my family, I have the light and my voice to tell my story. Even though most of us go through our abuse alone, we do not have to go through the fires of healing alone. Life is meant to be a challenge, for some much more than others. We need theses challenges to grow and what I endured as a child has made me who I am today. Struggles from the past, present and future touch us all every day. The goal is to come through the darkness and into the light. Become the you, you were meant to be. Together we can heal and find the light.
Laura Reynolds helped me with my illustrations. She has loved drawing and art ever since she was a little girl. She graduated from Southern CT State University with a Bachelor's degree in Art Education as well as a Master's degree in Special Education. Laura has been an Art teacher at a camp for Special Needs Children for three years. Laura lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.