Child abuse is a topic that is difficult to talk about, let alone experience. But for S J Briggs, a child abuse survivor, it was a reality he faced for years. His story is of incredible bravery and perseverance, chronicled in his book, “Tall in the Face of Adversity.”
Growing up in a military family, Briggs had a tough childhood. But the abuse he endured at the hands of his schoolteacher and Peter Righton, the founder of the Paedophile Information Exchange, a notorious child abuse network, left him with scars he would bear for years.
Briggs enlisted in the army despite his traumatic childhood, serving his country with pride. But a battle injury left him wounded and homeless on the streets of London. During this time, Briggs turned his life around, working with different organisations, and building a successful business from scratch.
However, his past would come back to haunt him when he was summoned to court forty years after the incident to face his abuser. The court case was a gruelling process, but Briggs stood tall in the face of his abuser and found closure in the end.
“Tall in the Face of Adversity” is a brutally honest account of Briggs’ life, from his troubled childhood to his time in the army and his struggle with homelessness to his eventual triumph over his abuser in court. Briggs’s story is one of courage and resilience, a testament to the human spirit’s ability to overcome even the most difficult circumstances.
Briggs hopes to raise awareness about child abuse through his book and inspire others in a similar situation. His story is a reminder that, no matter how difficult things may seem, there is always hope, and one can come out on the other side stronger and more determined than ever.
“Tall in the Face of Adversity” is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the impact of child abuse on survivors and how they can overcome it. It is a powerful memoir that sheds light on a complex topic while inspiring hope and resilience in its readers.