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I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Setting & Symbolism

Ellen Bass
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Spearmint Scented Breath

Hummy's attacker had just been chewing spearmint gum when he attacked her. From that day on, Hummy would have flashbacks whenever someone would kiss her with spearmint on their breath.

Alcohol

Louise Thornton's Uncle Karl would give his victims alcohol to relax them before attempting to molest them.

Treehouse

Maureen Brady was molested one afternoon when she went to meet her brother and a friend at the treehouse they had built in a tree that stood in an empty lot between their housing developments.

Swing

Mary Berger was playing on a swing when a stranger molested her.

Window Netting

Jude Brister's brother gave her a tent to sleep in to escape from her father, but the window netting was torn. Jude sewed it up and spent the night staring happily up at the stars. Later, Jude would write her story and name it Window Netting...

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