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Coming Out As A Sexual Abuse Survivor

In his book, Shattered by the Darkness, Greg Williams tells his story of surviving sexual abuse at the hands of his father.

In his book, Shattered by the Darkness, Greg Williams tells his story of surviving sexual abuse.

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Dr. Gregory Williams was sexually abused by his father every day of his life from the ages of 4 to 17.

In his new book, Shattered by the Darkness, Williams, who works as an administrator for Baylor College of Medicine, reveals the after effects of this abuse and shares the lessons he's learned on a journey over 50 years as he sought to overcome his childhood trauma.

He says it took him 35 years to ever tell anyone that he was abused. Now, in his 50s, he says that his life has been shattered. He deals with PTSD and OCD, among other effects of the trauma.

In the audio above, he talks with Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn about the lessons he wants to impart to victims — as well as those who interact with those victims — and how he came to find some sense of peace.

MORE: Baylor Employee Shares Story of Childhood Trauma

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