Who Will Save The Children
is a collection of 11 songs about childhood sexual abuse written and produced by Sharon and Max Berry, and features performances by 30 of Kansas City's finest musicians. A music video of the title song, performed by Ida McBeth, has won several prestigious video awards. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each CD, cassette, and video is being donated to organizations that promote child sexual abuse awareness.
Sharon, herself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, was a successful interior designer for over 20 years before volunteering at MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) in
Kansas City, Missouri. Feeling as if there was more she could do, Sharon then took a full time position as coordinator of the Adult Survivor Program, S.U.R.E. (Survivors United Reaching Empowerment) at MOCSA.
In 1992 Sharon began writing lyrics that dealt with her childhood abuse. The songs seemed to work as a catharsis, clearing away some of the painful memories. Sharon and her husband Max, a
successful musician, thought putting out a disc about recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse could benefit other survivors. Sharon is now president of Recovery Records whose mission is to promote and encourage
The video, Who Will Save The Children, is the recipient of many awards since its release in 1995, including two Telly Awards, a Gold Award in the Houston International Film Festival
and 2nd Place at The Kan Film Festival. Since its release in October of 1995, the song, "Who Will Save The Children" has been played on numerous radio programs during fund-raisers and benefits. The video has been used
by educators, therapists and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Sharon has been a keynote speaker at many functions, including educational seminars and adult survivors support groups. The Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas
City honored Sharon in their book, A Celebration of Women 1995.
By telling her story, Sharon
hopes that it will encourage others to speak out and thereby begin their healing process. "There are a lot of survivors who haven't found their voices yet. Survivors need to know they are not alone, that they can break the
silence and not be afraid." Sharon is currently on the road to expose the world to this ever-growing problem by lecturing and promoting the video and CD, Who Will Save The Children.