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Cheryl Burke Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse and the 'Scariest Moment of My Life' on TLC's Breaking the Silence
Originally posted 08/30/2015 11:35PM
Cheryl Burke shed new light on the molestation she experienced as a child during TLC's documentary Breaking the Silence on Sunday.
"I still go through times when I'm down," Burke revealed. "I don't feel like I'm that strong woman that people think I am today."
Added the the former Dancing with the Stars pro: "I'm only human, and sometimes the stuff I've gone through, I think about all the time, and it just brings me back."
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Says Sexual Abuse 'Shouldn't Be a Taboo Subject' on TLC Documentary Breaking the Silence
Originally posted 08/30/2015 11:10PM
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Jill (Duggar) Dillard appeared on TLC's documentary Breaking the Silence Sunday, seeking education to address the aftermath of the abuse they faced at the hands of brother Josh Duggar more than a decade ago.
The Duggar sisters' mother Michelle also participated in the sexual abuse prevention training seminar given by Darkness to Light, one of the nation's leading organizations for abuse prevention, in the wake of confirmation this past May that Josh, now 27, molested five underage girls when he was still a teenager. (His two sisters came forward as two of the victims during a conversation with Fox News's Megyn Kelly in early June.)
"I was so glad that my girls and I were able to do this together and that we could just be a support and encouragement to each other to be able to gain more information about this important topic," said Michelle, 48.
Jessa, 22, noted, "I feel like this should be a discussion people are having, even regularly. I think that it shouldn't be a taboo subject, that we should be bringing awareness to child sexual abuse and talking about this."
The seminar was especially meaningful for Jessa, who is expecting her first child on Nov. 1, and she said she learned "things I can do to be more aware, things I can do to set up boundaries and safeguards for my child and children, hopefully, in the future."
Originally posted 08/13/2015 05:55PM
Breaking the Silence teams up TLC with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and Darkness to Light (D2L) a nonprofit organization that works to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse and will share the stories of survivors of sexual abuse.
In an exclusive First Look clip from the one-hour special Erin Merryn opens up about being a two-time survivor and discusses her passionate fight to end abuse with Erin's Law legislation, which requires sexual abuse prevention education in public schools and has already been passed in 26 states.
"Like so many survivors, I ended up keeping it a secret for years," she says. "Now, as a mother with my own child, I want to make sure my children know how to speak up."
Originally posted 08/05/2015 08:05AM
From the outside, Mark Reay seemed to be living a glamorous life – he modeled for Versace, nabbed small roles in Sex and the City and a Woody Allen film, and was always immaculately dressed. But for several years, he was secretly homeless.
How a Friend (and Facebook!) Helped Reunite Twin Sisters Separated at Birth: 'We Were Just Gobsmacked'
Originally posted 07/24/2015 02:15PM
Anais Bordier may never have found her long lost twin sister, Samantha Futerman, if it weren't for her good friend, Kelsang Dongsar, and his love of YouTube videos.
Fashion Photographer Challenges Traditional Standards of Beauty by Capturing People with Visible Genetic Conditions
Originally posted 07/24/2015 11:30AM
Fashion photographer Rick Guidotti has always had an eye for beauty – after all, he's worked with supermodel greats including Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. Now he wants to shake up society's perception of what we see as beautiful.
Originally posted 06/29/2015 12:00PM
Not long after her mother died suddenly from a fall, the comedian was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Notaro, 44, recalls thinking at the time: "After everything that had happened, I have cancer?"
On July 17, Netflix's documentary Tig gives an inside look at what else what running through Notaro's mind during one of the most trying – and strangely amusing – periods of her life.
"As soon as I was diagnosed, everything came over me as funny," she adds in PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's exclusive First Look trailer. "I love stand-up so much. I wanted to do it one more time."
Originally posted 06/29/2015 09:15AM
[YOUTUBE "39AibKDWbjE" "auto"] Fifteen years ago, a young Amy Winehouse was already showcasing her deep and eclectic vocals, even while singing "Happy Birthday."
Originally posted 06/18/2015 11:45PM
Malala Yousafzai, 17, who last year was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, stars in He Named Me Malala
Originally posted 04/29/2015 10:00AM
"I think the only way to tell you who I am these days is to sing a song," says Nina Simone in the first trailer for What Happened, Miss Simone?, which debuts exclusively on PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. "We'll start from the beginning."
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