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Hitting the Pillow Sober

Hitting the Pillow Sober

For years, the shame some trans and nonbinary survivors carry about harmful behaviors they’ve used to cope with victimization can outweigh their shame over the violence itself. It’s a difficult and long-term process to hold complex histories of behaviors like drug...

Yours But Not Yours: Intergenerational Trauma

Yours But Not Yours: Intergenerational Trauma

As if being transgender or non-binary didn’t generate enough trauma on its own, we might be trying to cope with traumas that didn’t start with us. In the past few years, The 1619 Project, Tulsa Race Riot, and Black Lives Matter itself have all raised the public’s...

The Gift of Traumatic Intrusions

The Gift of Traumatic Intrusions

Lately, I haven’t been able to breathe in my apartment, my nervous system has been too overwhelmed by resurfacing material about the recent loss of my friend. I often need to dedicate time solely to unapologetic grief, sobbing into gallons of coffee before “getting...

DBT Dropout

DBT Dropout

I'm a three-time DBT dropout.  DBT, or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, is a therapeutic treatment that that aims to decrease the use of dangerous coping tools such as self-harm and substance use by tackling emotional dysregulation, analyzing the impact of these...

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Our staff tries to always be there for trans survivors.

Learn about what drives them. 

Check out our staff intros on our YouTube channel here: https://forge.tips/3C7YNxI 

[Image: A stick figure flies toward a star. Text says “Our staff is here for you. Learn what drives them.” FORGE logo]
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