I'm Still Here

October 10, 2014 2:26 PM

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When I was 19 I was swept off my very naïve feet by a funny, talented man who was 27 years older. I cannot access my frame of mind then, although I have tried many times. No matter. Because of this man I left my comfortable undergrad life at a small liberal arts school, and a wonderful boyfriend and moved to New York City where I entered The Juilliard School.

This man, who wooed me with flowers and dinners out, bought be dresses that he felt I should wear, rarely let me out of his sight. In no short time after moving to New York I learned firsthand about psychological and physical domestic abuse. However, this was 1976. No one spoke of it. There were no ...

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