I am a survivor and a successful composer who has adapted 3 survivor poems into songs. While the piece mentions God, I tried to portray more of the internal spiritual process of healing. The piece details the abuse and is graphic before it goes on to the emotional reaction, so don't go if you think it might be triggering.
The piece will be performed on May 11 at 8PM at the Mannes School of Music at 150 W. 85th between Columbus and Amsterdam. Admission is free.