I’ve never looked at the park in the same light. Maybe it’s irrational, but my heart sees the property as soiled or sacred. My husband mentioned that every time we pass by, I murmur, “That’s where my friend was kidnapped by a serial killer.”
Stepping away from myself and book business this week was the perfect antidote to reconnect with my community, and the power I wield as a human being with a heart for service.
Reading my words to people, being able to emote as my words were intended during their birth, was a beautiful experience. I loved the freedom to truly connect with my audience, and be vulnerable in the telling of my truth.
I am surprised at how much fun my first 5k was!
I hate knowing that people I love (and I do love each and every reader) have been touched by the ugliness as I have. Every text, private message, or public post has pierced my heart in that knowing.
MIDLAND, Mich., April 25, 2017 – According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, more than 58,000 children in the US were sexually abused in 2016. In her memoir, Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down, Tina Truax, a Midland resident, recounts her experience of childhood sexual abuse, ensuing depression, and how she proceeded to build a life of armor.
Today I am verklempt. My memoir is officially published and available for purchase in both print and electronic formats. I know each chapter by heart, and have flayed myself open for the reading public. I am most proud of the last chapter, “Girl on the Right Defined,” as it is the culmination of the previous…… Continue reading Flayed for Readers: A Memoir of Surpassing Survival