My name is Christina Williams and I am a first time director, producer, and writer of a short film and music video titled "Torn Pieces." I also wrote, recorded, and performed the song used in the film with the same title. I have been writing songs for over 30 years and acting for 10 years. I decided to write this script and song based on true events from my personal experience as a child growing up in a life of abuse, but coming out of it as a survivor. After experiencing many tragedies as a child and teen, I was able to break the abusive cycles from my family and become a happy, healthy adult. I wanted to tell the story through the eyes of the child so that people could finally understand how it feels to be a child growing up and having to endure these things. I want to give a voice to children and teens. I hope to save lives by encouraging them, making them aware that they are not alone in their suffering, and that there is hope for their future, despite the abuse they have suffered. If I can save one young person's life, then it was all worth it.