This is exactly what I had in mind when I began the Lots of Big Ideas blog back in April of this year. I wanted to encourage people like beautifuldawn to start telling their stories.
Right now, as we are hearing more and more about false confessions by 'terrorist' detainees who have been tortured; or apparently CIA sanctioned methods of torture; or
serious debate on Capitol Hill about whether the torture of detainees should be allowed under law we really need to hear from people like beautifuldawn.
Beautifuldawn is a refugee and a survivor of torture. He is also a very gifted writer. Read him now.