How do we react learning an un-confronted abuser has peacefully passed away? Un-penned letters of anger that exist in our minds but are never sent. Why?
We may think it has been dealt with; that time washes away the layer of slime that sticks to us. But at the core we are still saddled with the shame we continue to bury. Let Your Sisters Be was a natural response having learned my abuser had passed away peacefully, un-confronted. I had the opportunity to bury him without dignity while exposing the subtleties of child grooming that parents too often miss. Sexual predators are indiscriminate, crossing the firmest ethical lines. I found peace through the solidarity of these characters. It is mother Madonna’s fearlessness and the resilience of little Tia that sets us on a path of hope.