From prey to predator: how I got justice after sexual assault |

My obsession with animals pre-existed any trauma in my life. As a five-year-old, I wrote a fully illustrated book titled Tigger Maskkir, about circus animals that revolt and eat the clowns. My teachers thought I was becoming deranged, but my mother explained that it had been going on since before the divorce. I interviewed neighbours about their dogs. I put my teddy bears to bed every night under blankets of washcloths – I couldn't fall asleep until they were safely arranged like Tetris pieces on the floor, covering every inch of carpet. I once stood for an hour with my face against the glass at Sea World, trying to make meaningful eye contact with a manatee.

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How to fix California? Make six of them, says billionaire Tim Draper |

How to fix California? Make six of them, says billionaire Tim Draper | World news | NewsWire
Tim Draper has paid professional signature-gatherers to muster popular support for his plan – seems likely to get his proposal on the ballot in 2016. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Tim Draper loves California so much he’d like to see six of them.

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How to fix California? Make six of them, says billionaire Tim Draper

How to fix California? Make six of them, says billionaire Tim Draper | World news | NewsWire
Tim Draper has paid professional signature-gatherers to muster popular support for his plan – seems likely to get his proposal on the ballot in 2016. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Tim Draper loves California so much he’d like to see six of them.

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