I’m Tired of Letting Men Ruin the Things I Love
My father ruined music for me. Verbal abuse and cruelty didn’t work. He tried the whole Serena Williams approach with the piano. It worked for a while but in high school, I collapsed. I fell apart. I was hospitalized due to my madness. I was hospitalized due to another boy I was dating at the time. He was also emotionally abusive and mean. I never played the piano again. I let my abusers have that joy.