When I was a terrorized child I told myself, “No one knows. No one knows.” At the time this expression partly reassured me that I was not exposed, that my secret life of shame was not public. I was constantly trying to comfort myself by acknowledging this fact.
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We live overseas and have for decades. My son, who is 13, has never lived in the United States. Expats are fond of saying that all of us are running from something.
We’d been on vacation for three weeks. My husband checks his email, looks up, and asks me to step CONTINUE >