Okay, so this was an assignment. An article I would have never pitched, because, as most of you know, I’m not really into celebrity news unless it’s super super relevant to current events and serious issues. BUT I’m really glad Evie put me on this one.
McCurdy’s story is part of exactly what’s wrong with Hollywood. Instead of being preyed upon by pedo elites, she was abused by her own mother. It’s sad and sounds super tragic, BUT (there’s another but here), McCurdy isn’t playing the victim card. I really respect that. She’s not sitting around getting deals for Lifetime movie re-tellings of her childhood.
Instead, she is writing, directing, and really finding her own creative outlet. As a writer I’m probably a bit biased. I mean as soon as I found out she’s writing a book I was like, “Yay for reading!”
But for real, there is a HUGE difference between a victim and a survivor. After abuse it’s easy to get stuck in the self-pitcy cycle. Plenty of us have been there. Especially me. Even so, it’s way more fun to “rise above” and learn to laugh and experience life for all it truly is.
I mean, you gotta love someone who writes a dark comedy about their childhood called, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” haha
So read on, pleeeeeease (or check out McCurdy’s new projects:
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Interesting post, wasn’t aware of this as my children were fans of the show. Thanks for sharing.
Yeah, it’s def shocking. Thanks for reading!
I thought about it afterwards & revisited an episode. You could actually see signs of abuse in her character role, not that she isn’t a good actress of course.
Aww man. It’s easy to overlook the little things like that.
It’s strange, but I recently discussed this with other writers. Every since I began focusing on my writing & doing it full time, movies that I use to love I no longer enjoy because I now view with a different lens/ perspective & hadn’t realized until others shared the same experience.
I totally relate to that. It’s kind fo the same reason I can’t listen to the music of people who abused others
Thank you! As a survivor myself, (and someone who watches this show with my tween daughter) this new info about McCurdy is empowering. And yes, loved the title of her dark comedy, too!
Right?! It’s a shame how many of us have experienced abuse from a parent. And McCurdy’s story def shows just how people can heal. I love that!
My salon has a sign up that says empowered women empower women. I love that. And overall just seeing so many trauma survivors, men and women come forward as adults is liberating lately
It’s definitely a positive way to make light of serious negativity. I’m totally on board 🙂