Throughout his youth, Kevin McDonald was searching for a sense of belonging.
His father was in the U.S. Air Force, which meant his family moved a lot during McDonald’s childhood. Wherever they moved, McDonald felt severe anxiety in his constantly changing social situation.
His life in the home came with another set of challenges.
"My mother was very, very abusive. Physically and emotionally," he told host Frank Stasio on WUNC’s The State of Things.