II. To be disowned

Content warning: I will be touching on sensitive topics such as sexual assault that might precipitate strong reactions in you. Please take care of yourself if you choose to continue reading. “Should I give you my phone number then?” said the worker at the social security office in Hawai’i. Earlier as we did my application,…

I. To be disowned

Content warning: I will be touching on sensitive topics that might precipitate strong reactions in you. Please take care of yourself if you choose to continue reading. I contemplated for a long time whether to open up about being sexually abused growing up. Men that were involved were much too closely related, stepdads, brothers, cousins,…