(Trigger Warning) When David Garlock was 11 years old, he started getting sexually and physically abused by an older man. The abuse lasted years, leaving David feeling purposeless and constantly afraid. By the time he was 19, he made a choice: he and his brother were going to kill their abuser. And they did.
This episode stems from that choice David made at age 19. But this episode and who David is is far more than that one moment or his 13 years spent in an Alabama state prison. David is a speaker, a criminal justice reform advocate, a husband, and a soon-to-be father and author.
In this inaugural episode of I’m Curious, David shares his story, lessons in mercy, the life-changing aid he received from Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, and even his moment of movie stardom when he appeared in the 2020 film Just Mercy.
You can follow David on Twitter @DavidLeeGarlock