Each incident of childhood sexual abuse can foster up to twenty-six basic reactions that range in type and degree. They can manifest as mistrust, social isolation, memory problems, self-blame, and they often even result in repeated victimizations and self-harm.
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Prior to my training as a counselor, I had thought that those twenty-six consequences were unique to me...that I was alone in my pain. Once I realized that I was not alone and also that these reactions were totally normal responses to abuse, I was determined to find a way to show others that they, too, were not alone...that they were also normal, rational, and probably safe now. I wanted to show them that they really could heal.
Nevermore is the intricately woven, multi-generational play that resulted from that desire. It is a story about abuse in all of its ugliness and all of its sameness.