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Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter Two: The Plastic Sheet

 Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved) Chapter Two The Plastic Sheet  “My mother hurt me more than my father ever did, and she never lay a hand on me” ~Former Miss America … Continue reading

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Publishing My Memoirs On My Blog

“Our backs tell stories no book has the spine to carry” ~Rup Kaur I have decided it is time to change that. Many of my long time readers and friends, have patiently waited for me to publish my memoirs in … Continue reading

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Pry Open Those Wounds With The Truth

“Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues; the world is rotten because of silence!” ~Saint Catherine of Siena. Many people -even survivors of child sexual abuse- are disturbed by my honesty. But my articles are written for those who have … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Species: A Hard Look At How We Treat Children

This article is almost 17 years old, but I remember the day I read it in 1998, in The Los Angeles Times (Parade) Magazine. It was only a few months after I remembered my father had sexually abused, raped, and … Continue reading

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The False Love Between Victims and Sexual Abusers

“There are pictures of everything except the fondling and the oral sex that my father forced me to perform for him” ~ Joyce Allan Many victims of child sexual abuse are disbelieved because the child was captured in photos showing … Continue reading

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The Term “Hysteria” Came from Patients With Repressed Memories of Child Sexual Abuse and Trauma

“No patient is eager to discover that she [or he] was violated by people she loved and trusted. In fact, patients tend to cling to their doubts long past the point where most impartial observers would be convinced.” ~~Harvard Mental … Continue reading

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“Abuse? What Abuse?… Please Pass the Potatoes”

Repression and dissociation of trauma is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). I don’t particularly like the word “disorder” because I believe that memory repression is an ingenious, rational, and methodical way for a child’s … Continue reading

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