Caroline Minjares, middle, with her two daughters
Chera Hammons’s “How to Write About it” can be interpreted in two ways, one of which is the victim of violence remaining a victim of silence, trying to fit in to her environment which means a denial of her real self, what happened to her, and a denial of truth. As a result the woman is a prisoner not only to her abuser but also to her every day life. Because of all of this, when she looks in the mirror she cannot recognize herself.
This time, you could save her life if you like.
E. Kristin Anderson