About Healing Sisters & Stacey Lannert

After 10 years of sexual abuse, including rape and sodomy, Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father on July 5, 1990, and was put in jail. In December 1992, she was convicted of first degree murder and armed criminal action. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Missouri. In January 2009, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. He told her he expected her to make a difference with her life. After 18 years in prison, Stacey's now living in St. Louis. She's telling her story so other women can learn from her mistakes.

I created Healing Sisters to allow other sexual abuse victors (we are victors, after all) the opportunity to experience the bond we share and the restoring powers gained from other people who have also suffered.

On this blog, you can read about my life in recovery from years of sexual abuse. I'm blogging about my awakening as I get back into the world after spending 18 years in prison for shooting my abuser.

Most importantly, you can communicate with each other. You can blog here. You can become a member. We are reading your every word. We will choose the most meaningful blogs written by you for display on the front page.

I believe that every child, woman and man who suffers from sexual abuse becomes a sister because we share a common bond, one of betrayal and suffering. We need one another in order to thrive, and maybe even to survive.

I hope in my lifetime we can eradicate, wipe out, and destroy sexual abuse. That surely cannot to be too lofty of a goal, can it? If we communicate, we create. We need to create a safe world for all children.

Thank you for taking the time to log on, and I hope you become a member.

Love,
Stacey Lannert

About Stacey Lannert
Stacey Lannert is the Founder of Healing Sisters. She is currently free--emotionally and physically--from her difficult past. After 10 years of sexual abuse, including rape and sodomy, Stacey shot and killed her father on July 5, 1990, and was put in jail. In December 1992, she was convicted of first degree murder and armed criminal action. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Missouri. In January 2009, Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. He told her he expected her to make a difference with her life. After 18 years in prison, Stacey's now living in St. Louis. She's telling her story so other women can learn from her mistakes. Email Stacey Lannert here.

About Kristen Kemp
Kristen Kemp
is the Editor of Healing Sisters. She writes for Glamour, Self, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and many other publications. She and her husband are raising three young children in the suburbs of New York City. Kristen founded a parenting website called Barista Kids. A member of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leaderhip faculty alongside co-founder Naomi Wolf, Kristen is passionate about doing whatever it takes to end sexual abuse. An author of several books, she is helping Stacey put together her memoir. Email Kristen Kemp here.

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About Stacey Lannert

Stacey is free. In January 2009, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence of life without parole. She is currently speaking out about sexual abuse and sharing her message of love, healing and forgiveness.