What Author Cynthia Bond Knows for Sure About Survival

Season 6 Episode 610
Aired on 03/16/2015 | CC tv-14
Author Cynthia Bond says that as an adult, she was flooded with painful memories of sexual abuse from her childhood. She found healing in a writing class, and her work there eventually led to the idea for the novel that would take her 10 years to complete. Ruby was finally published in 2014.

Cynthia says the message she wants to share in her book is about survival. "The lesson is that it is possible to not just survive anything, but it is possible to be a victor," she says. "It is possible to be victorious over any, any obstacle. And that's something I know in my marrow. I know in my bones."

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