Reading Jean Hargadon Wehner’s Walking with Aletheia: A Survivor’s Memoir equates to taking a profound advanced psychology course, one focused upon world-shaking damages which the trauma of betrayal wreaks. Though she withstood the worst assaults—mind-numbing, intentional attacks against the innocent child she was—she somehow retained an impressive dignity.
– Mitzi Mabe
An astonishingly vivid “survival document” by a courageous writer who spent several decades healing from numerous rapes by Catholic priests and cops at a Catholic girl’s high school in Baltimore. This shocking memoir is a “must-read” for all those who are determined to stop the sexual abuse of children.
— Tom Nugent, a reporter on the Emmy-nominated Netflix docuseries, The Keepers.
Though I have worked as a psychologist with many victims of sexual abuse, helping them uncover and heal fragments of their uncovered memories, Jean brings together a much broader and more complete picture of her journey. Writing her story is so important in her personal healing, but also for others recovering from sexual abuse, freeing them from the feelings of guilt and responsibility of victimhood, and finding support in coming out of the emotional prison of the abused.
– Nicholas Brink, PhD
Walking with Aletheia is Jean Wehner’s courageous account of her journey depicting how she survived the atrocious and despicable sexual abuse… Her story is profound, shows strength of the human spirit, and gives hope. This book would benefit both survivors of sexual abuse as well as their therapists.
–Valdone Kuciauskas, APRN/BC
Walking With Aletheia is an amazing story of survival and hope. Jean shares her incredible life journey against all odds from a small helpless child to a strong and loving adult that I am proud to call my friend. I could not put this book down.
– Maria Rauser
It reaches deep into a part of your heart you didn’t know was there…haunting, chilling, devastating and beautiful.
– Alex Kuciauskas Hargadon
In her book, Walking with Aletheia, Jean puts her heart and soul on paper, to take us through her journey toward healing from shocking childhood sexual abuse. She explains the deepest thought patterns and coping methods that enabled her to survive and function in an environment that was unaware of or ignored her horrific situation.
— Marcella Biggins
A powerful combination of strength and vulnerability in nonfiction storytelling.
– Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, makers of Netflix’s The Keepers
In trusting the path of her own integrity, she discovers it step by step. The true depiction of her own trust is displayed by her intention: If her writings can help another person to heal she is willing to display her path and show her human injuries and vulnerability.
–Eligio Stephen Gallegos, PhD
This book is a victory over cruel and sadistic abuse. Where her abusers tried to implant self-hate, Jean restored love and compassion. She psychologically and spiritually saved the wounded children within herself and then wrote a book to rescue other survivors and their inner children.
— Ellen Lacter, PhD