The Unconscious Community


Non-Fiction - Memoir
150 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2020
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Author Biography

Before starting my nonprofit Patrice’s Kids. I was sexually abused as a child and has worked to change legislation that extends the statute of limitations on sexual predators and the time required for victims to come forward.

I advocated alongside Gary Greenberg, now a candidate for the New York State Senate, and others to have the Child Victims Act passed. That bill was recently signed into legislation. Patrice’s Kids mission is to educate the public on the prevention of child sexual abuse and she took her tragedy and started her nonprofit to also give to kids in the Houston, Texas area.
I wrote my book to let survivors know that they are not alone . A lot of times survivors feel helpless but I want them to know that there is hope and help. You can work through the trauma and build a good life for yourself. The path to recovery isn’t easy but it’s so worth it.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Unconscious Community is the real-life story of author Patrice Griffin's childhood, filled with psychological and physical abuse, and her eventual return to society, overcoming overwhelming odds to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Patrice grows up in a healthy family with a loving grandmother, but things turn sour after her father abandons them for a crack addict and her mother kicks her out of the house to live on the streets. Things take a turn for the worse as she finds herself at the mercy of members of the Black Boots Movement of the '90s and their high ranking members start taking turns violating her and make her life a living hell. She eventually gets out, and after years of therapy and counseling, she finally learns to deal with her trauma and anxiety to become a key member of society.

The Unconscious Community is a harrowing tale of a child that expertly showcases how parental neglect and an unstable environment can lead to a disastrous impact on the psyche of a child, which can affect their lives for years. Author Patrice Griffin lays bare her troubled life with a sharp, concise, and powerful narrative that hits your soul with waves of anger and grief. She delves deep into her experiences of abuse at the hands of some prominent members of society who seem to leave no stone unturned in taking advantage of a child. She also documents her experiences with anxiety and PTSD. The Unconscious Community is a raw, powerful, and inspirational book that is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about childhood trauma.