"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." - Margaret Atwood
Oops, I broke. I knew that something would eventually shift for me and I wouldn't be able to stomach true crime podcasts anymore. You can sort of take it all in and separate from it for a long time, but starting to write and research for myself? That was the catalyst. It pushed me over the edge.
Now when I listen to interviews or read transcripts, I have to be able to push it further away from me than I used to. I could consume and forget it. Not anymore. Now I have to imagine it, walk through it, figure out what should be told, and what shouldn't. 🖤
I listened to an episode through lunch today and while I did my makeup. It ended with Margaret Atwood quote above which hit home more deeply today. Sometimes it's okay to retreat from a world where this is so, so real.