by Faith Carlson
After experiencing the worst violation of her body not once, but twice, Faith Carlson descended into a pit of self-recrimination, self-hatred, and psychological agony. The only thing that took the internal pain away was external pain – mutilating herself. As a young girl, then as a teenager, she was at a loss for how to deal with her anger and denial, her feelings of slowly but surely losing her mind to the horrific events beyond her control.
Then she took matters into her own hands, with the help of a series of counselors who were able to reach inside, find her sanity, and help her hang onto it through the ups and downs of life. With their guidance, she faced her mental demons and began to resume control of her life and emotions, thus controlling her environment, and reinforcing her desire to not only survive, but to help others with her story.
Horrific yet heart wrenching, My Life, My Story is an outpouring of emotion that not only shows Faith Carlson’s true grit, but will also reach out to anyone who shares in her pain and determination.
(2005, paperback, 68 pages)