“The reality is that I was retriggered on the election,” Perry, 32, said. “I was retriggered by a big male that didn’t see women as equal. And that had been, unfortunately, a common theme in my upbringing.”
Perry, born as Katheryn Hudson, was raised in a strict religious home with her parents working as Pentecostal pastors. She told the newspaper that she and her family were attending group therapy.
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“I went to that dark place that I had been avoiding, and I dug out the mold,” she said. “It was not fun, but I did that — I’m still doing that.”
“My parents are great and I love them so much,” she said. “I cry sometimes thinking about how much I love them.”
Yet, she admitted, “They don’t agree with some of the things I do and they do wish that I could do other things.”
During the interview, Perry also revealed that she had not had an alcoholic drink since January.