Author Kimberly Plante debuts her true story about child abuse in her new memoir, ’Worthy’
Author Kimberly Plante who debuts her new memoir, Worthy, a true story about her child abuse starting at the age of three, at the hands of her mother joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Kimberly Plante discuss the following:
Kimberly, I am shocked at the level of abuse you suffered from as a toddler and then a child. Can you tell our listeners how you came to live with your mother, who abused you?
Can you share a story from the book for our audience?
It’s unfathomable to me that no-one noticed your child abuse and stepped in to rescue you. Did you ever tell anyone about what was happening to you, in school or to a friend’s parents?
Tell us how you kept a glimmer of hope alive, and survived such a terrifying ordeal that took up your entire childhood?
You wrote this book as an adult. How long did it take to write and then get the book published, and which was harder: writing the book or getting it published? Also where is the book available?
What tips can you share for survivors of abuse who would like to tell their story in a memoir?
Kimberly is just three years old and living peacefully with her grandmother in Connecticut, when her mother unexpectedly appears and turns her world upside down. Kimberly quickly realizes that life with her mother is going to be very different from anything she’d ever known.
Ridiculed, beaten, locked up, and neglected daily, Kimberly is denied food, bathroom privileges, and other basic necessities. She’s often left alone to look after her infant brother and faces regular beatings for nonexistent infractions. She grows up hearing and believing her mother’s lies and that she should have been aborted. Throughout her life, she faces not just abuse, but also loss, rejection, exclusion, and failure. But just when things finally seem to settle down, she uncovers a truth she had never counted on, and it changes her life forever.
Kimberly Plante is currently the Director of Respiratory Therapy at a children’s hospital in Boston. She has completed many levels of education, including a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Because she loves bedside patient care, she also works part time as a respiratory therapist in Fall River, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, taking her three dogs for long walks, and spending time with her family.