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“I still get asked why I don’t try to testify in court, or why I don’t try to confront him, or attempt to expose the sociopath that changed my life forever. Just because I haven’t shared his name, or have confronted him directly doesn’t mean the universe can’t hear my secret. I took that out of storage years ago.

 To the man who molested me when I was seventeen:

I am not going to tell the world who you are. I am not even going to tell you this directly, or look for a way to get my message to you. I’ve shared my story and I’ve reaped what’s left.

I’ve written a musical about my life. I’ve painted it, sang it, yelled it, danced and sobbed through it. You’ve become my art, my theatre, my growth, my truth, my story. But you are no longer my secret.

As my mother says, our secrets keep us sick.”


Those are words from my full-length play, LEFTOVERS.  

Heidi Russell added 9 new photos — with Malini Singh McDonald and 2 others.

Amazing Salon Radio full of grand inspiration from multi-disciplinary artist Amy Oestreicher and poet Valerie G. Keane, with host Malini Singh McDonald and presenter Maureen Van Trease. Listen in for the replay at midnight on City World Radio Network, Find on and app. All past shows available for on-demand listening on
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IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT, please join us for SALON RADIO on City WorldRadio Network

Tonight’s show is hosted by Malini Singh McDonald with Maureen Van Trease presenting our guests tonight: Salon Radio Special introducing #LoveMyDetour campaign with creator Amy Oestreicher on Arts, Healing and Celebrating Beautiful Detours and our Salon Solo {Radio} guest poet Valerie G. Keane. Salon Radio is rounded out as always with our regular women’s artistry world bulletin and Salon Bulletin. Our sound engineer is musician Jade Zabric.

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Props to tonight’s Show Sponsor, Theatre Beyond Broadway!
Theatre Beyond Broadway is proud to present Imaginary as part of the New York New Works Theatre Festival which runs from August 29th – October 5th. Imaginary, directed by Malini Singh McDonald, opens on Wednesday, September 7th at 7pm. More info can be found on and

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Synergistically Cheers ~ Heidi, founder and producer

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