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The Trouble with Trauma

The discourse around the #MeToo movement doesn't always reflect the realities of living with trauma. The post The Trouble with Trauma appeared first on Guernica.
Johan Christian Dahl, An Eruption of Vesuvius (1824). The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If I share my trauma, it will be put on trial.
My memory will be asked to represent itself under oath.
The prosecution won’t rest until they’ve extracted the wound,
pulled threads to unravel me.
Trauma is a weak defense.

Moments of Revealing itself when I least expect it. Resisting the invasion of foreign agents; The therapist, the lawyer, the lover.

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