In a perfect world, eight-year-old children would live carefree, happy lives under the guidance of loving parents. But the world is not perfect. In Through the Eyes of the Innocent, author Senaria B. Bridges tells the harrowing story of the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her parents.
Written in diary format, the story begins in 1976, when Senaria is eight years old and living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She and her two brothers are being raised in the projects by their mother, Marietta, and grandmother, Madera. Life is not easy, and the children are often starving. But their lives deteriorate even further when their mother, a registered nurse, meets and marries Franco, a professional football player. They move to Georgia, and Franco is not the warm and caring man he first presented himself to be.
Through the Eyes of the Innocent follows Senaria’s life as she experiences severe and shocking abuse, revealing how she finally leaves her family and enters the Job Corps. She learns that despite struggles, trials, and obstacles, a person can overcome and make it through the hurt, betrayal, molestation, and abandonment to a better life.