Author(s): Joyce Kavanagh & others
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Click Click tells the story of three sisters born in a family of ten in Ballyfermot Dublin in the 1960s. Abused by their father from a very young age, the sisters took a successful case against their father in 1990, in a time where sexual abuse cases were still a silent shadow in this country - covered up and swept under the carpet. Click Click is the story of their abuse; the exposure and imprisonment of a man prolific in his paedophilia; and three childhoods lost in a dysfunctional, abusive and torturous environment. It is however, also the story of three women's healing - their coming to terms with their abuse, their forgiveness of themselves and others, and their determination not to let the abuse define them. Through talk, openness and understanding the sisters have triumphed over their past and have begun to heal. With humour, insight, and honest, they share the growth of this incredible connection and the conviction that with love and determination, you can indeed conquer all.
Joyce Kavanagh was born in 1956 and has six children, ranging in age from fifteen to thiry-one, as well as recently becoming a granny for the first time. She studied holistic healing and is qualified in reflexology and colour therapy. She has a BA degree in Community Development and Leadership, and works for a not-for-profit organisation as a Community Engagement Coordinator in the Childhood Development Initiative, Tallaght, where she also lives. Joyce has been involved in adult education for many years and is deeply committed to community development. June Kavanagh was born in 1961 and is married with three children. She also lives in Tallaght, is qualified in holistic health and works in a women's education centre. She hasa BA degree in Community Development and Leadership. June is a community activist and a Director of the Board of the Childhood Development Initiative, a children's charity, in Tallaght West. Born in 1963, Paula Kavanagh lives in Dublin with her partner of fourteen years. She returned to full-time adult education in 2000 and studied holistic therapies for two years, graduating with distinction. She then went on to study for a further four years and achieved a BSc Degree in Leisure Management. Paula now works as an Administrative and Communications Coordinator for the Childhood Development Initiative, Tallaght. Marian Quinn is chief executive of a children's charity in Tallaght, and has previously been employed in the Department of Justice and the Health Service Executive as well as a number of not-for-profit organisations working in children's services. She wrote and developed a national youth crime prevention programme, has published articles in academic journals and is currently writing a novel.