November 22, 1963. A day everyone remembers as the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The whole world mourned America's "loss of innocence". For me, it became a pivotal day. A day that changed my life - forever. I experienced my own personal loss of innocence. A loss that would inform the rest of my life.
But could Marilyn Monroe's own writings provide clues about her suicidal intentions? Many of the letters, poems, and personal notes that Monroe wrote in the years leading up to her death were recently collected in a single book, Marilyn Monroe's Fragments. Her writings have only recently become available for serious study by suicide researchers.
Growing up, many of us look to each other for hard rules; what to wear, how to style our hair, where to shop and how to talk to boys. One of the joys of becoming a mature woman is growing out of that phase where you seek validation from other people and instead make up your own rules, define your own style and forge your own unique path... sometimes taking that "road less travelled" to get there!