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on taking back your power after sexual trauma.

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains themes of sexual assault, sexual violence, depression, military veteran violence, and suicide.

“…and your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

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Remember This

“Can you just give me a hug?” I say as I bring my knees to my chest and wrap my arms around my shins. I feel tears coming. 180 more words

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Thanks to PTSD, I'll Never Be a Hero

Thanks to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, I’ll never be a hero.

I want to. I’d like to think that I’m a person of action, and that if I witness a dangerous event I’ll jump right into rescue mode. 532 more words


Recovering from Phone Calls that we Wish had Never Come [684 words]

After my best friend died during my sophomore year of college, I started undergoing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a form of psychotherapy meant to speed up the recovery from mental wounds caused by traumatic events. 653 more words


When Doves Cry

I remember when this pandemic began my counselor asked me how was I adjusting to the quarantine. I chuckled and replied that my world stopped in November 2019. 468 more words


Dickhead Number 7

Contains a lot of swearing…

My ‘good OCD numbers’,
When I was younger,
Were 4 and 1,

The bad numbers,
Were 7 and 2;

Or was it 4 and 2 and 7 and 1? 253 more words


Life as Trauma

What is trauma to you? What do you understand by the term?

The dictionary gives us two definitions –

(a) severe emotional shock and pain caused by an extremely upsetting experience… 1,132 more words

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