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Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Freelance journalist
Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a science journalist whose work has appeared in Psychology Today, The Washington Post and Glamour, among others. Her latest book is Childhood Disrupted (2015). She lives in Maryland.

Written by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Essay/
Childhood and adolescence
Childhood, disrupted

Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults

Donna Jackson Nakazawa