Truddi Chase

in Rochester, The United States
June 13, 1939

March 10, 2010



Truddi M. Chase and "The Troops" were the authors of When Rabbit Howls, an autobiography describing their childhood life with a sexually psychotic stepfather.

In the early 1980s, Chase began therapy to address feelings of extreme fear and distress which she thought might be related to the fact that her stepfather had "fondled" her. What she uncovered with Dr. Robert Phillips was a snakepit of sexual depravity and mental and physical cruelty.

Without prompting on his part, Truddi Chase revealed herself to be not one woman, but nearly a hundred people sharing one body, interacting with the world through a screen or front they called "the woman". Over a ten-year period, these selves, "The Troops" -- men, women and children -- explained to Phill

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“I cherished her individuality, that spark of independence no child should lose to life's restrictions and parameters.”
Truddi Chase, When Rabbit Howls

“It's got nothing to do with god, but the power of my own mind. I have to save me, no one else can do it for me.”
Truddi Chase

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