…onged childhood sexual abuse, leading to Complex PTSD presenting as Dissociative Identity Disorder. I am a survivor of spousal neglect, medical negligence, and patriarchy within my cultural diaspora. I am a survivor of physical and emotional abuse from the family of my now-ex-husband. I am a survivor of divorce at an advanced age after a long te…
Oh, Juhi. How many of us. You know? It’s why I write about patriarchy and feminism so much. From spouses to doctors who don’t listen to bosses who underpay, under appreciate and speak over us to downright abuse — and I sometimes wonder if there is a woman alive who doesn’t have a list of stories longer than her body is tall.
What strikes me as the real tragedy is the women who hide their stories as if it’s their shame, as if they somehow “deserved” the crappy things that happened to them in a culture that favors men, preferably the rich ones. I’m so glad I found you.