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Author Junot Díaz reveals he was raped as a child





- It happened at the age of eight, and it was someone he trusted.
- He didn't tell his family, and said he suffered from depression and rage leading to a suicide
attempt.
- He kept this a secret in college too, but leaving his hometown felt like an escape.
- Impacted on his relationships as he grew up, eventually leading him to therapy
- Would embed themes of sexual abuse in his fiction.


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Tags: #metoo, books / authors, sexual misconduct
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