Collateral damage — learning to live without regret: a story in seven parts

Sell Also Part II  Part III  Part IV  Part V  Part VI   Part VII Part I: Introduction By Daisy . . . I have been wanting to share my story for quite some time, but I could never muster the courage to do so. After keeping it locked inside for an exhausting and difficult 15 years, I finally—and cathartically—confided in a close friend whose…

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“I’m a child rapist” — a story in four parts: Part I

See also: Part II – Part III – Part IV Part I: Introduction I had the opportunity to share my story recently as a speaker at a Restorative Justice conference. It was the first time outside of treatment that I’ve shared this much of my story and the first time sharing it with an audience in a safe but public environment.…

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“I’m a child rapist” — a story in four parts: Part II

See also: Part I – Part III – Part IV Part II: The seeds of the man are planted in the child We would all love for life to be simple. You’re a this, and he’s a that. She is white, and he is black. Up is up, and down is down. But it just isn’t that simple, that clear, that…

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“I’m a child rapist” — a story in four parts; Part III

See also: Part I – Part II – Part IV Part III: In and through the pain It was almost 20 years ago, when I was 38, that my stepdaughter reported our sexualized relationship that had been ongoing for several years. She told a teacher at school; it was both the worst and best day of my life. It was the…

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