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Slowing Down in a World that Teaches Speed

Slowing Down in a World that Teaches Speed

There’s a certain skill to knowing when to curl up beneath the blankets and allow softness to fill the space created after experiencing sexual violence, no matter how long ago or recent, intentionally letting go of anxiety and the pressure to do. Many trans and...

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...

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FORGE

Honoring grief, practicing compassionate storytelling, and choosing life and hope are all ways that survivors can be blessed by the memories of the people they have lost and treat them at last with the dignity they deserve through the actions survivors choose now. Read more in “The Gift of Traumatic Intrusions,” at forge.tips/3xgbR0E.

[Image: On a pink background, a line drawing of a tree. Text: “Storytelling in community is the healing magic that keeps survivors like me alive.” FORGE logo.]
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Honoring grief, practicing compassionate storytelling, and choosing life and hope are all ways that survivors can be blessed by the memories of the people they have lost and treat them at last with the dignity they deserve through the actions survivors choose now. Read more in “The Gift of Traumatic Intrusions,” at https://forge.tips/3xgbR0E.

[Image: On a pink background, a line drawing of a tree. Text: “Storytelling in community is the healing magic that keeps survivors like me alive.” FORGE logo.]
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