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Selma Blair He is talking about the adversity he has faced in life – and we are shocked at his experience and delighted to see his resilience.
The 49-year-old actress has a new memoir in her name I mean baby Which will be released next week, and in it, he reveals some heartbreaking ups and downs of his childhood and early life.
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An excerpt from the book and an interview with PeopleThe Cruel motive The star opened up about her long fight with the addition of alcohol that began when she was 7 years old. He also reveals other traumatic events in the book, including being sexually harassed.
Explaining how alcohol defined his life from a very young age, the star tells Mag (below):
“I don’t know if I would have survived childhood without alcohol. This is why it is such a problem for many people. It’s really a huge comfort, a huge relief in the beginning. Even the first few years for me because I started at a really young age with it as a way of dealing with my comfort. “
Then, in a quote from I mean baby As reported by News Org, Blair’s article describes the beginning of his long journey with alcoholism:
“It simply came to our notice then. I have always loved Passover. While I was taking small sips of Manishevits I was allowed all over the cedar, a light flooded through me, filling me with the warmth of God. But the year I was seven years old, when we were basically tapping Manichaeus and nobody was paying attention to my level of consumption, I put it all together: the feeling was ferment, not God. I thought ‘well this is a huge disappointment, but since it turns out I can get the Lord’s warmth from a bottle, thank God there’s one here.’ I got drunk that night. Too drunk. Eventually, I was put in bed with my sister Katie. I didn’t remember how I got there in the morning. “
The actress continued, revealing that she would steal alcohol whenever she could:
“[I would take] I take a quick sip whenever my anxiety subsides. I usually barely even get tipsi. I became an expert alcoholic, skilled at hiding my privacy. ”
In his 20s, Blair wrote, his alcohol abuse increased. And at one point, during a college spring break trip, she wrote that she had been raped:
“I don’t know if they both raped me. One of them must have. I made myself small and calm and waited for it to end. If I could say that what happened to me that night was an inconsistency, but it didn’t. I have been raped more than once because I was too drunk to say the word ‘please’. Stop. ‘ Only that one time was violent. I came out calm and shy from every event. “
So, so sorry. The Pretty funny thing The star says People He never talked about the experience of rape, except working with therapists in person.
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However, the experience became a key part I mean baby.
He explained to the outlet:
“It simply came to our notice then. My trauma was bigger than I knew. I didn’t realize that the attack was so central to my life. I had a lot of shame and guilt. I’m glad I felt safe enough to put it on the page. And then one can work on it with a therapist and other writing and really relieve yourself of the burden of shame. “
Fortunately, Legally Blonde The actress has been quiet since 2016. In addition to his own journey, he now hopes to reveal his bluntness and openness I mean baby Fighting similar monsters can help others. He told Mag:
“It’s too much. I wrote the book for my son, and for the people who are trying to find the deepest hole until the pain is gone.… I’m in a good place. I can’t believe this happened in my life, and I I’m still here and I’m fine. “
And we are so grateful for that! I mean baby Next Tuesday hit the shelves, BTW.
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