Lauren Book-Lim is a survivor.
From age 10 to 16, the young Florida girl was sexually abused by her family’s live-in nanny. After telling her parents about the abuse and putting the former nanny behind bars, in 2002 Book-Lim started Lauren’s Kids. The organization educates children and adults about sexual abuse and also runs a 24-hour hotline.
Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month I hoped to do an interview for The Frisky and learn more about this remarkably strong young woman. Lauren Book-Lim was gracious enough to answer my questions over email before embarking today on “Walk In My Shoes,” a 500-mile walk across Florida to raise awareness about sexual abuse.
Our interview, after the jump: Keep reading »