Can I Ever Forgive The Josh Dugger In My Life?
I wrote this piece and published it anonymously. The editors at Salon felt it best since it specifically called out my abuser. They, rightly, felt that it could open them up to libel. I add this and the below piece now because, while I do not wish to hurt anyone, can no longer deny my own hurt. I must now acknowledge that this is the reason I began writing as a child–to understand, to make sense of the chaos, to locate my voice again. It’s a lifetime later and the work I’ve done to do this is still insufficient. I’ve got to put myself back together again and this is the only way I know how to do it–by including this story in this forum at this time.

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