The Monster in My Mirror

DNA’s Trap for the Abused Child

Leah Welborn
The Shortform
Published in
Apr 23

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Original artwork by the author

One of the worst things about being the child of an abusive parent is looking in the mirror & seeing the bastard staring back at you, daring you to escape.

I carry my father in my blood. Sometimes I hear him in my voice, feel him in my reactions. Knowing that makes my skin crawl.

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Leah Welborn
The Shortform

I'm the Mystic Autistic. Empower Your Magical Self with me. I'm a writer and spiritual women's coach. LeahWelborn.net.