At the intersection of violence and stability, of progress and oppression, are women. Gloria Steinem guides us to the women who are shaping not just their own future, but ours too. Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting those whose lives are in the crosshairs.
Switching Time is the first story centering on multiple personality disorder to be told by the treating physician. It is the incredible saga of a young woman stranded in unimaginable darkness who, in order to survive, created seventeen different versions of herself.In 1989, Karen Overhill walked into the office of psychiatrist Richard Baer complaining of depression. She poured out a litany of complaints, but in the disengaged way of someone who has experienced a terrible trauma. Slowly, Baer began to peel back the layers, eventually learning that Karen had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse. As time passed, though, his patient worsened and began to talk continually of suicide.
Following the story of beauty queen and young mum Tambudzai Makinzi – Tambu to friends and family – as she undergoes a pioneering operation here in the UK to remove a giant 2kg tumour which has destroyed her face, taken her eyesight and robbed her of her sense of smell. In a desperate attempt to save her life, Tambu travelled 6000 miles from her home in Cape Town to London to meet an extraordinary surgeon: Professor Iain Hutchinson. The Professor is known throughout the world for taking on cases nobody else will tackle and set up the research charity Saving Faces, funding pioneering development into facial trauma and disease, and he agreed to take on the operation free of charge.