Tag Archives: complex trauma

On having mixed feelings for Ivanka

My ideas here may not be well-received. I get it. Ivanka Trump is a woman who grew up with more than just your average white girl privilege (which in and of itself is more than enough). She was (and is) … Continue reading

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“Jackie”

So I’m a bit late in joining the party on this one – but not for no reason! I’ve had a cold or the flu, not sure which, but I am sure that it was terrible. Anyways, I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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Self-care means self-aware

Heads up for talk of trauma and violence. ALSO this is based on my own experiences and reflections and is not meant to supplement or replace anyone’s work with a mental health professional. Since starting my career as a social … Continue reading

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What are dreams? I wouldn’t know, I only have nightmares.

Head’s up – this post is about nightmares and mentions graphic images from nightmares. I’ve have them a lot. Nightmares, that is. This past fall, I was having nightmares and/or sleep disturbances on a nightly basis. Sometimes there were humorous … Continue reading

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My brain is imploding part one: The Complexity of Oppression

I mentioned earlier that two weeks ago I went to an anti-racism training and my white privilege went unchecked for awhile. But ultimately I was able to (mostly) check it and I had a great experience that I am still … Continue reading

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That article by a Duke University Freshman

This article has been trending on xojane.  The article is about a woman in college who works in porn and her account left me with mixed feelings.  Some of what she said I totally agreed with and some of what she … Continue reading

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Upworthy and The NFL

This is a beautiful and powerful video by Upworthy.  Many of you have probably seen it by now but it’s worth a second view.  I think that unfortunately it’s clear that since European folks set foot on this land, Native … Continue reading

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