Writing about trauma

Let the darkness out. I'm a fan of Brené Brown and the wonderful work she does around vulnerability. Listening to her talks and prompted me to think about my own bravery, my willingness to share my story and not hold back. But vulnerability was not an area I felt comfortable with. Didn't know how to do it, didn't like the feeling of my emotional wounds being exposed. I know there is purpose in sharing your story. There is power created when you bring light to your pain and speak about the challenges in your life. I've written about domestic…

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I’m scared

It's common for us to stay at levels in our lives that bring us comfort. Change is hard, isn't it? Especially when it is unwelcome and unexpected. I've spent a few years developing who I am, my work and my brand. I've been in and out of counselling, attempting to work on my demons. I've said things out loud that I have held in for years, felt the emotional agony in my chest that comes from releasing ancient trauma. I've given myself permission to really begin the healing process, to learn the tools to work through it all and…

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I’m a Survivor

TW: Abuse & Sexual Violence I want to talk less about my anxiety and depression this year, and more about the abuse and trauma that caused it. I want to bring to light what it feels to be raped as a 7 year old and threatened with "you'll be taken away if you tell." I want to talk about being so hungry that I'd scrounge crisps off other kids at school and always ask for seconds at lunchtime, because sometimes food shopping money was spent on alcohol. I want to talk about there being domestic violence at home and…

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