Don Lemon Gets 'Transparent' About Sexual Abuse

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AOL Black Voices reports that CNN anchor Don Lemon — who revealed to the world last year that he was molested as a child — has written a memoir that includes reflections on that experience:

Now, the 44-year-old multiple Emmy-winning journalist has penned a poignant memoir aptly titled Transparent, which candidly details the painful abuse he endured in childhood.


Scheduled for release in June via Farrah Gray Publishing, Transparent explores the long lasting trauma abused children experience — from feeling "different" from other children to self-isolation, to the impact that abuse has on relationships. Lemon speaks to all this as well as the colorism and racism that he has experienced.

Through compelling narrative, Lemon digs deep to expose his painful past, and explains how those early experiences shaped the man he is today, as one of the most prominent African American men in television news.

Sexual abuse is a difficult topic for anyone to discuss, especially challenging for men, and arguably even more taboo for black men. Lemon, who was once named one of the most influential blacks in America by Ebony magazine, is proving with this brave book that his leadership goes beyond reporting the news.

Read more at AOL Black Voices.

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