Margie, first of all I’d like to thank you for sharing this piece on my publication, it means so much to me. Secondly, I love the rawness and honesty you always embody in your writing.
Sharing a part of our lives — our true, unfiltered lives — is a challenge for many writers. We feel threatened by trolls and bullies who can so safely sit behind their screens and criticize people. This is only a reflection of their character, and has nothing to do with yours. These people lack empathy and any type of remorse, and gain satisfaction by trying to discourage people.
Your story about being raped and abused by your own family members deserves to be heard, and more than that. I’m so glad that you have been able to find such a community on Medium, and I’m honored to be a part of it. Writing about something is therapeutic, and sharing it with others even more so. Thank you for being brave enough to share this part of your life with us, once again. ❤️