Self-Care after Trauma: Learning Sexual Boundaries while Feeling Frustrated and Exhausted (week 3 of my study)

2/10/2020 Week 3, dream reflection, “Feeling the Weight of my Trauma” In this post, I will be revealing the raw data within Week 3 from my study, “Self-Care after Trauma: A heuristic inquiry using Art Therapy, Journaling, and Dream reflection.” What consists within the raw data is all of my artwork, journal entries, and documented … Continue reading Self-Care after Trauma: Learning Sexual Boundaries while Feeling Frustrated and Exhausted (week 3 of my study)

Self-Care after Trauma: Wanting to Change my Reality. (week 2 of my study)

2/1/2020, Week 2, “Why don’t you see me?!” In this post, I will be revealing the raw data within Week 2 from my study, “Self-Care after Trauma: A heuristic inquiry using Art Therapy, Journaling, and Dream reflection.” What consists within the raw data is all of my artwork, journal entries, and documented dreams that was expressed for … Continue reading Self-Care after Trauma: Wanting to Change my Reality. (week 2 of my study)

Redefining Consent.

When we talk about consent, especially in relation to sex, it seems pretty straight forward, right? Sexual acts often involve more than one person, which means we need to make sure we have permission from all parties participating. Then why is it that every 73 seconds a person is sexually assaulted? This is obviously a huge problem … Continue reading Redefining Consent.

How My Healing Journey Began.

This is the first personal expressive artwork I ever did! I love this piece dearly.  I started grad school August 2017. It was an online program. The first week of every semester students had to be on campus which was called residency. Before this moment I don’t think I ever went out and did something … Continue reading How My Healing Journey Began.

My Trauma Story pt. 3: College was not a fun time.

Junior year (2014-2015) This will be the last blog post describing the traumatic incidences. Then I will transition into my healing process. I know I came right out the gate diving into the darkness with you and I appreciate you being here with me. This is where it all begins. In the depths of our … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 3: College was not a fun time.

My Trauma Story pt. 2: The moment my voice was completely taken.

8th grade (2007-2008) First, let’s take a moment and laugh at the awkward beginning stage of puberty. We ALL have been there. Every time I look at this picture I think, “Uh, where the fuck are my eyebrows?” I obviously recently discovered waxing. Then there’s the bulky plastic jewelry. A true fashion statement for the … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 2: The moment my voice was completely taken.

My Trauma Story pt. 1: Beginning to tell my story

5th grade (2004-2005) I know that sharing my trauma and healing story will help others. I have shared my story to hundreds of people before, but this feels different. I am writing a blog that has the potential to reach millions of people I do not know while possibly staying on the internet forever. This … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 1: Beginning to tell my story