Your bushwhacked a trail through so much untraveled, dense and frightening forest, writes one survivor
Two others wrote to say TRIUMPH saved their lives.
In 1981 my life promised a big future. Working in television as a writer and presenter making good money, I felt safe and secure. Until one morning I woke up to discover I couldn't wiggle my toes. Within a few days I lay in a hospital bed diagnosed with corda equina syndrome awaiting emergency spinal cord surgery. Lying there in pain and dread for the future, horrible images assailed me. In an effort to understand my reality, I began to record what I realized were memories of a severely abusive childhood. TRIUMPH: A JOURNEY OF HEALING FROM INCEST began. In the later stages of recovery, I added the strategies I discovered for healing, along with wise words from supportive counsellors and friends, and my own personal research. This is the story of those painful years and their aftermath through the legal and therapeutic systems. This is an intimate story for other women and men, sexually violated as children, tackling the same difficult journey.
Since that turning-point year, the author and her book have travelled far. Trysh developed her writing career exploring a variety of challenging social issues. A Hollywood producer optioned TRIUMPH for a Movie-of-the-Week, although she chose not to continue with the project. To date the story hasn't won any prizes either. Yet it is so heart-wrenching and hopeful it has continued to quietly sell, becoming a bestseller online including a Top Seller on Amazon.com. Now, thirty years on Trysh has updated her story with an additional chapter and different photos bringing new insights into a painful yet universal issue.