by Dee MultipleMeThe story you are about to read contains subject matter than may not be easy to read and was not easy to write. It is a story of familial abuse and systems abuse. It is the story of a girl who did the best she knew how at the time. The story of a girl who kept on fighting for her life even as the system set up to protect and do no harm failed her on multiple levels. It is the story of deep pain, incredible strength, and steadfast hope.
Comment Tom Cloyd MS MA:
This document exists because once I heard parts of the author’s story, I urged her to write it out, for the benefit it would have for others who’ve had similar experiences. As a story of perseverance and ongoing struggle, it simply strikes me as extraordinary.
It also raises many questions – such as how the sort of systems abuse she experienced could have possibly happened, and that of how many others in our society experience the sort of familial abuse she did, and what are the consequences? These are good questions, and we have good answers. I address these and other matters in an Afterword. I hope you find this useful and informative.