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Darlene Clark

Darlene Clark started out young as a victim of violent abuse. She walked in fear wondering if this was the day they would kill her. Darlene grew up with a lot of childhood memories covered like a ton of bricks saturated with tar. After getting away from the abuse, her memories started flooding in. It presented itself in horrifying nightmares and flashbacks.

Many years later, Darlene rose above it. She now sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She has injuries stemmed from the past. She has learned to deal with that on a daily basis. Darlene is now out of the tunnel. She finally sees the light after the darkness had blanketed her core for many years. Darlene is finally triumphant. She wrote this book hoping to help others in similar situations and to shed light to others who do not understand abuse. To teach others not to judge, but help others.


Book Seeks to 'Shine a Light on Abuse'

„Darlene's advice, "You may be their only voice or chance of survival...speak up.'"“
Abuse is not often spoken about publicly by victims or by its witnesses, but author Darlene Clark is trying to change that. A victim of abuse from an early age, Clark has penned a memoir in the hope that her story will shine a light on abuse and help other victims and their families.

Born in the south, the ninth child in her large family, Clark was made to suffer a variety of physical and emotional abuses starting at a young age and lasting through her teens. "Born In a Living Hell" conveys the tumultuous and nightmarish childhood she experienced growing up in a large, dysfunctional family.

"The book is not to take revenge on the people who perpetrated the abuse but to make people understand what happens to the victims of abuse and how important it is to speak up if you suspect someone is being abused." Clark said, "I want people to learn from my story --- victims and non-victims alike."

The Giles County Public Library, 122 S. Second St., Pulaski, will host a book signing for the young author at 5:30 p.m. Monday \, June 12.

Darlene encourages individuals to speak out about those who are going through or those causing abuse," Library Program Director Melissa Stephens said. "Darlene's advice, "You may be their only voice or chance of survival...speak up."

Darlene hopes to reach others with her book, to enlighten them about the traumas that abuse can cause," Stephens added.

For more information, contact the library at 931-363-2720 or whatshappening@gilescountylibrary.org or contact Clark at fromtearstotriumph1962@yahoo.com or visit www.facebook.com/darlenejclark731.
Source: Staff Writer: Margaret Campbell