'Me Too' movement recalls echoes of Marilyn Van Derbur-Atler's story (2017)
2014 Interview with Marilyn VanDerbur
As a result of a history of sexual abuse by her father, Marilyn founded the American Coalition for Abuse Awareness and One Voice and authored “Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love”
Marilyn’s passion is educating society about the long term impact of sexual assault so that people will better understand why resources need to be available for prevention and intervention.
2009 Interview with Marilyn VanDerbur
On April 17, 2009, former Miss America Marilyn van Derbur was interviewed by TV33. Marilyn discusses the events and background that led to her writing her book, “Miss America by Day,” which is a 5-star book on Amazon.com (The highest rating possible.)
Ms. Van Derbur was a victim of childhood sexual abuse by her father. Her story is a penetrating look at incest and the life-altering effects sexual abuse has on children.
From the Vault ...
Oh, the memories! Here’s a few short clips from various TV programs and the Miss America pageant during the early days of TV.