I get asked now and again, “why don’t you write more about child abuse?”
The answer is simple.
Almost everywhere you look these days, somebody, somewhere has got a story to tell, whether it be a personal account of their own, or stories they have heard from others, or gleaned from the mainstream media.
Social networks and weblogs bristle with #warriors or ‘victims’ or ‘survivors’ or ‘campaigners,’ and every cod psychologist who is desperate not to be left out, feel the need to add their own theories to the mix.
So you have a virtual banquet of abuse-related stories to choose from, each vying for the hoards of eager ears cocked in anticipation, and slavering at the prospect of hearing every grisly detail of another fractured childhood.
So why on earth would you want to hear more?