Playing Along to Stay Alive: Surviving Molestation

October 29, 2014 11:06 PM

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Playing Along to Stay Alive: Surviving Molestation

"Darrin boldly describes the fateful New Year's Eve when, at age 14, he is forced to deter a molester and then struggles to deal with the shame that follows," says Oral Fixation creator and director Nicole Stewart. "What a brave move it was for him to stand on stage and recall that terrible night and then share how it shaped his life and informs his parenting. Read his story here and don't miss his performance in the video below."

An hour after ringing in the new year with my first full can of beer, I no longer feel the pleasant numbness that crept over my 14-year-old body and made me laugh and talk too much. There's now a big, walrus-bearded man lying in bed next to me, his stale breath sailing into my face as his fingers ci...

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