How to Watch a Dirty Story (with an A)
A story you’re not likely to see on television.
National Geographic has teamed up with the Waking Life Foundation to provide an award-winning series of short, 30-second documentaries on topics like sexual abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness.
A Dirty Story is a series of three 30-minute documentaries exploring the stories behind some of the world’s most beloved stories.
This year’s film explores the life and work of famed writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote a book about the abuse of children by his father, a notorious child abuser who lived in New York.
Stevenson’s work was inspired by his experiences growing up as the son of an abusive man in New Orleans.
Stevenson also shared his own experiences growing from child to adult in a memoir called “Little Children,” which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.
Stevenson was not the only child abuser to write a book.
In the late 1960s, he wrote his own memoir called I Am the Wolf.
It was an unflinching, powerful, and deeply personal story of how he struggled with alcoholism, self-harm, and suicide.
Stevenson is one of the most famous people to have been abused by his own father.
And he is remembered today not just for his stories, but also for the lasting impact his work had on generations of children.
Watch above to see the first 30-seconds of Stevenson’s “Little People” documentary.
The story behind Stevenson’s book is complex, but it begins with the early years of Stevenson, when he was a child in the 1930s and 1940s.
Stevenson told his father that he would have to be a good boy to be accepted in his new life as a writer and an artist.
He was not a good writer, however.
He said he did not have the skills to be an artist, but he could do a few things.
His mother was a teacher and he was always a curious child, and when he grew up he became a student at a public school in Manhattan, where he learned to read.
As a student, Stevenson went to a New York school known as Harlem Renaissance, a place that had a strict separation between white and black students, and where he was treated differently than the other children.
In other words, Stevenson was different from everyone else.
Stevenson did not fit in at Harlem Renaissance and at school, and he didn’t fit in in any other way, because he was different.
Stevenson grew up and went on to college in New Jersey.
He had a wife and children.
He also went to Harvard Law School and wrote several books, including “Little Women,” which was published in 1954.
In it, he described how he would play the piano with a white friend, and the friend would sit next to him.
It would then happen that this white friend would be abused by a black girl.
The piano player would often take the girl into his room and beat her, and Stevenson would cry.
He wrote the book as a plea to the world for help in the fight against sexual abuse.
Stevenson went on speaking tours, but after the abuse he had a change of heart and he began writing books about the experience.
His first book, “Little Things,” is the first of a series that was published later in 1955.
Stevenson continued writing for the rest of his life.
He died in 2005.
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