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Trusting After Trauma

Speaking out about abuse is cleansing. It doesn’t change what happened, but it’s a step forward in controlling how we deal with it. There’s something powerful in acknowledging the past; it allows us to see ourselves more clearly. Coming to terms with my sexual abuse blessed me with the knowledge that I was right in trying to protect myself. For I was a child with no armor, and I didn’t deserve to be exploited.

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Feathers and Petals: A Blodeuwedd Devotional

“Blodeuwedd was created to love one man; that was her original purpose in life. She found a way to assert her own wants and needs, and they think the best way to teach her a lesson is by turning her into an owl?… In my own heart I see her transformation as a positive, as an evolution… an owl is another level, a creature with deep wisdom and insight. Not to mention claws and a killer instinct.”

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The Babe With the Power: Blending Healing Magic and Popular Culture

“Sometimes things are difficult, it’s ok to admit I struggle, but I keep going. Rearranging my brain because of trauma has been necessary and important work, but one thing it isn’t is painless. It has to hurt if it’s to heal.”

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