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ReadThisThing (Apr 9th, 2018)

The kid before—hard to remember. Trauma is a time traveller, an ouroboros that reaches back and devours everything that came before. Only fragments remain. I remember loving codes and Encyclopedia Brown and pastelones and walking long distances in an effort to learn what lay beyond my N.J. neighborhood. At night I had the most vivid dreams, often about “Star Wars” and about my life back in the Dominican Republic, in Azua, my very own Tatooine. Was just getting to know this new English-speaking me, was just becoming his friend—and then he was gone.

Author Junot Diaz tells the heartbreaking story of how being molested as a child affected him throughout his adulthood before (and since) seeking therapy. 

Read: The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

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