“… it’s still somewhat startling to see Ed and Lois Smart talk about how quickly Elizabeth recovered from her ordeal.“
“The first couple of days was about all it took,” Lois says in the interview. “After that, she just slipped back into her place and it was almost as if she’d never left.” ~Salt Lake Tribune
If Elizabeth Smart says she recovered in only two days after having been kidnapped, tortured, raped four times a day, threatened with death, and forced to watch repugnant sex acts for nine months, then she is a liar, or her mother is. She and her family have no right to say she represents survivors of trauma and abuse. This girl and her family make rape, isolation, kidnapping, and death threats out to be ‘nothing to get yourself worked up over’ and it’s a slap in the face to true victims.
There is something very wrong about Elizabeth Smart and her family. I hope they go back to their lives, stay out of the media, and shut up about healing from trauma and abuse because they know nothing about it.