Junot Díaz Opens Up About Being Sexually Molested As A Child

Even superheroes have human frailties. Pulitzer Award winning author Junot Díaz penned a powerful piece in The New Yorker about being sexually molested as a child. The repeated rape by a relative left the young Junot adrift, depressed and suicidal. The missive provides a window into the life of a brilliant but troubled author whose past remains ever present. It is an absolute must-read that lifts the veil of shame, self-hatred and denial felt by so many people that are sexually abused. Shout out to Junot for writing such a personal, poignant and courageous piece.

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