I have wanted to write to you since reading your book “Innocence Revisited” in November. I want to thank you for publishing your experience -your absolute courage in putting it out there.
Your account resonates with me on many levels. Above all, I value your descriptions of the processes of remembering and discovering yourself – that long,
fraught, strange, hazardous path. And the utter importance of a skilled and sensitive therapist with you on that journey.
My history bears similarities to yours -the details don’t matter- but reading your book helped me feel sane and hopeful. It is deeply reassuring to see that a
similar person has gone through such trauma and managed to persist and battle to discover herself. Your story helps me understand some of the how and what of survival and healing because it is a complete narrative. The sheer hard messy slog is something that isn’t conveyed in the tidy personal snippets in
(excellent) books like “The Courage to Heal” by Bass and Davis.
So I am deeply grateful for your commitment to yourself and to others in sharing your incredible achievement, and your public advocacy work in
You have opened up my world and again, I thank you.