Wanders Pass is the latest project of Leah Brown, a central Wisconsin local who is also the founder of Melody of Imagination. Based on Leah’s novel of the same name, Wanders Pass discusses the generational effects of abuse and how it shapes the behavior of the victim, and that of their children and grandchildren as well.
More details can be found at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wanders-pass–3#
The newly released project tackles the taboo subject of sexual abuse by family members. According to Brown, incestual relationships can cause a profoundly negative effect on the mental health of those who are involved. She explains that even decades-old sexual abuse can manifest itself in unhealthy behaviors in the future, especially through parenting styles.
Research from the Centers for Disease and Prevention states that one in four girls experience sexual violence in childhood, and one in 13 boys experience sexual abuse as children. Perpetrators are often family members or those closely related to the victims.
Mental health studies have likewise shown that unless otherwise treated, unresolved sexual abuse can increase a person’s risk for addiction or develop into overly strict or unengaged parenting styles, among others. This suggests that abuse can have a generational effect, with children or grandchildren of sexual violence survivors experiencing other forms of emotional abuse or neglect.
This is what Wanders Pass reveals while focusing on a young woman’s journey to gain her emotional freedom from her mother’s trauma.
Through the release of the movie, Brown hopes to inspire other survivors of sexual abuse to find healing, not only for themselves but for their loved ones, too.
Those wishing to contribute to the project can do so at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wanders-pass–3#
Wanders Pass is set in the 1950s in Oregon and talks about Elise Blath whose life is shattered when a family secret is revealed.
Brown writes, “All too often survivors of sexual assault suffer silently in despair and feeling abandoned, unheard and unloved. When living with victims of abuse, we oftentimes suffer right along with them.”
For more information on Leah’s work, please visit https://www.melodyofimagination.com
Release ID: 89045319