Logan Crawford of Spotlight TV interviews the author of the gripping book “A Silent Cry,” by Chief Hassa Kusso

The Spotlight TV host, Logan Crawford, interviews the author of the magnificent book “A Silent Cry,” Chief Hassa Kusso. The author shared the story behind the heartbreaking story of the book she’d written.

The show Spotlight TV by Logan Crawford gives people a chance to be in the “spotlight,” to be the star of the night. Authors, inventors, filmmakers, experts, actors, entrepreneurs, creators, musicians, singers, songwriters, investors, performers, executives, medical professionals, and trendsetters: this is their “Spotlight”.

Chief Hacha Kusso, also known as Pearla Gillespie Harvey, has a degree in pastoral care and is self-employed as a beeswax candle maker. Along with her husband, Dijon, she resides in South Carolina.

Chief Hacha, who was then Pearla G. Harvey, was the CEO of the non-profit organization Community First, an outreach program from 2008–2019. The organization focused on helping at-risk teens and young adults. In August 2021, Hacha Kusso was elected Head Chief of YUCHII KUSSO MVSKOKI TRIBE.

The pages of “A Silent Cry” are the heartbreaking realities that a young woman named Clair is facing. Enduring sexual abuse at a young age, as well as other personal abuses throughout her life, Clair must struggle with the difficult realization that her family is not a source of safety and security for her. These traumas teach her to feel different, victimized, and defenseless, even into her adult years, and the result is severe depression.

Afraid to trust anyone yet afraid of turning them away, Clair eventually reaches out to the counsel of a caring aunt, who tries to show her an alternative to her lonely life through faith in God and finding peace within herself.

The story of Clair’s strong will to move forward and her aunt’s sincere words and guidance offers hope for those experiencing similar personal dilemmas as well as inspiration for those who can reach out to help a loved one through unimaginable difficulties in life.

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  1. This is a great book! I would advise everyone to read it at least once, just to see the perspective of some life who has endured evil over and over again! Really opens your eyes to how blessed you really are!

  2. Your opinion about my book “A Silent Cry”, is critical. It helps me to know how it is affecting the readers. And to know that it helps people overcome their depression makes my day.

    Thank you

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