Everyone is a trauma survivor. Robbery, house fire, domestic violence, bullying, sexual abuse, harassment, stalking, scary childbirth experience, natural disaster, car accident, etc. “count” as trauma if you had an emotional reaction to that horrible event.
2 things happen when we tell our trauma:
1) The “dark emotions” (shame, guilt, fear, anger, resentment, etc.) around our trauma start to lessen.
2) We teach others that trauma like ours is common.
3) We learn that our experience of trauma is similar to others.
If you’d like to share your trauma story, complete the form below.
You may opt to use your real name (as much as you want to share, initials are fine too), or share as “anonymous”. I ask for your email address only to acknowledge that your submission was received and/or if you ask me a question in your submission. You do not have to include it.
As a trauma educator, I use stories, in addition to evidence-based information, as a way to help educate both the professional audiences I teach and to support, educate and build community among trauma survivors. Sharing your story here means that it may be seen by others.
Please note: By hitting “submit” you indicate your understanding that I may share your story both with both the professional audiences I teach and also on social media, as a way to support, educate and build community among trauma survivors.