My First Love, Before Incest Destroyed It

Healing allowed me to remember loving someone with the purity of a child.

Unfrosted chocolate cupcakes still in the tin.
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Trigger warning: content contains a description of child sexual abuse.

Following an EMDR therapy session, I remembered my first love. He was a little red-haired boy and we were in second grade. He sat next to me at lunch and one day his mother…



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Amy Punt

Amy Punt

CEO, Punt On Point Media, Two Master’s degrees: Communication/Marketing + Directing for Film & TV. I write at the intersection of trauma/mental health/culture.