How I Overcame 42 Years of Chronic Abuse

It took another 20 years, but it did happen.

I was walking across Rissik Street in Johannesburg, South Africa, when I ran into a friend of mine from school days — Bill Curtis. He said to me, “Tessa, I expected you to be dead by now. Instead you grow more and more beautiful.”

Between 2006 and 2010, I saw two different counselors in San Diego, California. I saw one for…

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Tessa Schlesinger

Tessa Schlesinger

I support Bernie Sanders (US), Jeremy Corbyn (UK), am an atheist, and a life long thinker which comes through in my writing.