Between his birth in 1928 and his death in 2016, Elie Wiesel was a writer, professor, human rights activist, Nobel Laureate and a Holocaust survivor. To me, he embodies the small percentage of ill-fated people who manages to not only deal with their past, but to constructively employ their life story for the benefit of others...
About a year ago, I finally gathered the courage to tell my father that I had been sexually abused. I gave him the 'light version'; Nonetheless, my father was not the same afterwards... CONTINUE READING
Being anonymous gave me a sense of freedom when I first started writing, but since recently it's been troubling me. Anonymous writing clashes with almost everything I strive for. Moreover, it has unwillingly reintroduced into my life the alarmingly familiar burden of secrets... CONTINUE READING
We hadn't even started talking about my traumatic memories yet, when my therapist first suggested telling my parents. I think I may have laughed at her. She didn't so much as flinch. That's when I got really scared... CONTINUE READING