Truddi says her memories are divided up between her 92 personalities, whom she calls her troops. "We all remember different sections," she says. "Multiplicity keeps you sane under the worst conditions. I am sane; we are sane. Believe it or not, it's easier to deal with than the abuse was."

"Black Catherine" is the personality who is most filled with rage. "When she first came out, nobody wanted to know her, but in order to know one, you have to know all," she says. "And so we had to inspect ourselves and the memories."

"Rabbit," Truddi says, holds the pain. "At first we didn't understand what her purpose was. She was so small," she says. "Somebody said, 'How do you put the fur and the skin back on Rabbit?' It's as though she was stripped of everything."


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