Many Kavanaugh supporters were saying that even if the allegation was true, he was in high school — can’t we forgive him for a teenage mistake? But trauma does not have an expiration date. Those feelings do not hit all at once then vanish.
Our new staff writer, Lucy Beall Lott, writes about her childhood riddled with hospital trips and surgeries and the effect this had on her family. While she went through the physical pain, she grants that the emotional trauma her parents and siblings went through was comparable. As she grew more able to withstand pain, got used to anaesthetic and the painful comments from passersby, her family got evermore tired, evermore worried and evermore tetchy.Read More