The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone
by Junot Díaz (The NewYorker)

Mr. Díaz eloquently describes how being raped at age 8 devastated his life making him hate himself. “That violación. Not enough pages in the world to describe what it did to me. The whole planet could be my inkstand and it still wouldn’t be enough. That shit cracked the planet of me in half, threw me completely out of orbit, into the lightless regions of space where life is not possible.”

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