Posted on June 16, 2021 at 3:49 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Individual aspects of Ashley C. Ford’s story are breathtakingly sad on their own.

But when you put them together, calling her journey “powerful” doesn’t seem to do it justice.

Ford, author of Somebody's Daughter, was raped when she was just thirteen.

And then, a few months later, she learned why her father had been in prison since she was a baby: because he’d been convicted of rape.

Ford told Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that while it took her years to tell her father about her assault, their conversation about it and his own crime helped her process the incident and continue her healing process.

You can read highlights from their interview about Somebody's Daughter on NPR’s website or listen to the conversation below.

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