Saving Grace: There’s No One On My Side

Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter (Photo credit: geminicollisionworks)

[This is a reworking of an old essay from 2014]

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been re-watching the show Saving Grace for an analysis series about portrayals of alcoholism and other chemical addictions on television. I ended up thinking more about my own experiences as an abuse survivor. On the surface, I’m nothing like Grace Hanadarko, but I understand her character on a level that (I hope) most audience members will never have to. Continue reading