The First One to Come Forward

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Tom Matlack is the co-founder of The Good Men Project. He has a 18-year-old daughter and 16- and 7-year-old sons. His wife, Elena, is the love of his life. Follow him on Twitter @TMatlack.

Comments

  1. Great interview about an important issue. Princess seems like a remarkable person. And I love the line about Ann-Margret.

  2. This is a must-read interview. The ugly stuff is hard to handle, but if we don’t educate ourselves and others, then it stays ugly. Bringing the dark into the light is how healing begins. It isn’t easy or glamourous or fun, but it’s freedom. Thank you, Princess, for being bold and coming forward with your story and doing the hard work it takes to heal. God bless you.

  3. Tom Matlack says:

    Thanks Pauline and Angela. Princess is one of my all-time favorite people.

  4. God bless you princess and may grace knock constantly On the window of your heart, so you never forget that you are a loved human being by all of your surviving brothers.

  5. Whitemnountain says:

    As a victim myself, I know the great work that goes into the healing process along with the time it takes. It is great to learn new things about yourself in the process. I am no long silent on this subject, I feel completely confortable talking about it with people I know and love. Great story, I know your pain and I feel for you. Thank you for having the courage to speak openly about your process.

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