The crackling of an old wooden floor, the light ever so slowly enters the room. His shadow is overpowering. His reflection cast a horror over her body as she sweats and feels her heart beating out of her chest. The jingling of coins in her dad’s pocket gets closer and louder. Could it be just 24 hours since the last rape from Dad? “Hi Daddy. I have been good. I promise”. That is what Donna Mae was thinking. She never uttered a sound. She knew better. As he gets on top of her, she thinks about warm days playing with friends outside. Tag you‘re it.
Donna Mae, a little girl with a huge afro who craved affection and attention delves into and shares her story of childhood incest and how the power of that past dictated and shaped her life, ultimately transforming her into a recognized advocate for treatment and the education of addiction professionals.
The story begins in the 1950’s highlighting a father’s perception of love for his youngest daughter and her innocent acceptance of that love. A past that led her to addiction to whatever drug “zoned her out”, an addiction that led to mental illness, and far too many unforeseen predicaments emanating from a chaotic and troubled life.