Michael, Little Boy Black & Blue
Surviving the Effects of a Poisonous Child Abuser
An inspiring survival story of a boy who experienced decades of abuse and torture at the hands of a maniac!
Michael, Little Boy Black & Blue, chronicles the life and the experiences of an LGBTQ youth who endured unimaginable mental and physical abuse and violence starting at the age of five, in the early 1960s, continuing through the gay movement of the 1970s, the AIDS epidemic and its backlash of the 1980s and beyond, which resulted in his development of severe complex PTSD and other health conditions.
Michael refused to be bound by his past, but he found that it has a way of catching up when least expected. His, is a story of pain, loss and torment, but it also serves as an example of hope, perseverance and resilience. Through his journey, he was able to overcome the temptations of suicide, drugs, sexual abuse and torture to become a successful artist, a teacher and a miniaturist, all while searching for someone that he never knew he had lost.