... In light of this week’s headlines about those many young footballers whose lives were so blighted by abuse, now that it is out in the open like a shoot breaking forth from a dead tree stump, is it possible for us to begin to imagine a coming future where a survivor of incest or abuse finds the strength and inspiration to go on to help others survive? I believe it is. I believe it because the force which brings life out of the dormant earth, the shoot breaking through from the stump, is alive and active in the world.
- from my talk today, The Shoot from the Stump in the Advent of Trump.