If this gets published, I hope the anonymous writer who submitted the post “Outing the Dead” sees it because I want them to know that I am so thankful they wrote & published their history of trauma.  It was incredibly difficult for me to read because so much of what they went through is ridiculously similar to how my mother raised me, however it has given me hope that I may someday be able to speak so candidly & publicly (even if anonymously).  Maybe one day it will be acceptable for survivors to speak openly of our abuse; that we may speak openly without fear.

I just want you to know that I am thankful you made the decision to share your history.  Thank you for being honest. Thank you for sharing who you are with strangers.

Thank you thank you thank you.

I wish you well in life, and I really cannot thank you enough for sharing.

Lisa Lee