Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review: Not My Secret to Keep




Digene Farrar was in New York City to re-launch her modeling career when the first jet crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11. As a registered nurse, her instincts and training led her to the scene to help, and she was there when the second jet hit. The trauma she witnessed that day reactivated her own secret trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

Facing her childhood trauma lead Digene to finally seek counseling and help.  Not My Secret to Keep is her memoir of self-discovery, healing, and transformation, largely based on her own journals kept during her work with therapists.  Because Digene's career as an actress and a model is fast-paced, and her first-hand experiences, including those on 9/11, are so riveting, her story is compelling.  She also got help from, and gives credit to, co-author Cynthia Hurn, so the writing has a professional polish but showcases Digene's voice.

While it is Digene's deeply personal account of PTSD and working to heal from physical and emotional injury, Not My Secret to Keep is a practical book that offers real support to survivors, their allies, and professionals. Anyone working with those suffering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse will find value in Digene's story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Digene Farrar lives in Seattle where she works as a nurse, motivational speaker, actress, and model. She is currently performing in the riveting play TELLING, produced by OAASIS. For more information, please visit her website, www.digenefarrar.com.

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