I read a recent essay titled, “Sliver of Sky: Confronting the trauma of sexual abuse” by Barry Lopez, a well-known author, published in the January 2013 issue of Harpers. It is well worth reading, but I must warn you, it is painful.
Mr. Lopez chronicles his childhood, as a young boy growing up in California. His parents divorced, his mother was befriended by a psychopath, masquerading as a physician in a hospital for substance abusers. The author describes the years of sexual abuse he endured by this authority figure. It is an extraordinarily honest and frank description of his... Read More