It’s difficult to sit down with a reporter and entrust that person with your story. You fear the column won’t come out right, will somehow misrepresent your life–will be just …wrong. But not so with Gracie Bonds Staples, a veteran newspaper writer who wrote about my sexual assault in the Atlanta Journal Constitution last week. Gracie interviewed me in early February in a north Atlanta hotel and I immediately felt comfortable with her as I tried to describe what rape victims experience. After an extensive two-hour interview, she penned a succinct, accurate portrayal of a quarter-century of my life’s struggles and pursuit of restoration.
Thanks, Gracie, for helping me share this story so that others will have hope for recovery as well!