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‘Blonde’ is a Raw Portrayal of ComplexTrauma

Unfortunately, it’s also exploitive

Them, by Joyce Carol Oates, is a poignant, sorrowful depiction of the traumas and hardships of American life. It was a life-changing read.

Years back, when I began reading Blonde, Oates' fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe, I was surprised that I couldn’t get through it. It wasn’t just bleak. There…

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 World traveler, love art and nature. I appreciate the absurd. Sheritherapist.com