But it wasn’t until the age of 19/20 that I came into my voice.
I wasn’t sure that was right though. This gorgeous woman in the photo was Miss America from like the 1950’s or something. She looked as if she could still be a working movie star. The woman was classy. She had that Helen Mirren thing going on.
Marilyn shared her voice with me. Marilyn had been through it. Her father may have been cash rich but it sounded like he was character & soul poor. Her family is well known, wealthy, and she wins Miss America. Meanwhile, her father is raping her on a regular basis.
Not too long after that I started my work in domestic and sexual violence. Eventually, I too began to speak. That was years down the road though. The timing was appropriate for my individual healing time.