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Meditations for Healing Trauma

Meditations for Healing Trauma

A recent post on Trans Survivors, “Mindfulness Meditation for Trans Trauma Survivors” (https://trans-survivors.com/2020/02/28/mindfulness-meditation-for-trans-trauma-survivors/), gives specific and detailed advice for trauma survivors on how to meditate safely. Would...
Upgrading Your Mental Health During A Pandemic — 7 Tips

Upgrading Your Mental Health During A Pandemic — 7 Tips

Way back when I was in school, I learned that once people become adults, it’s all downhill brain-wise. Thank goodness, we have learned better!  Brains change throughout life, and we have learned a lot about how to make changes we want to make. This time of social...
Seeing Ourselves Reflected in the Literature

Seeing Ourselves Reflected in the Literature

Books about sexual violence very rarely mention trans and non-binary survivors, which is why Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus: Centering Minoritized Students’ Experiences, edited by Jessica C. Harris and Chris Linder (2017), stands out. The...
Tarana Burke: “When they first came out…I did not respond well”

Tarana Burke: “When they first came out…I did not respond well”

It can be tempting to believe that once a person has experienced mistreatment, they will recognize and avoid mistreating others. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way.  #MeToo founder Tarana Burke recently admitted that she “still cringe[s]” when she...

Mindfulness Meditation for Trans Trauma Survivors

Being alive in the 2000s, you almost certainly have heard of the benefits of mindfulness meditation (https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-how-to-do-it/). As a transgender or non-binary survivor of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, however, you...