You are invited to share your story on surviving personal violence — domestic violence, war/military trauma, suicide, sexual assault, parental/child separation, parental incarceration, homelessness, human trafficking, secondary trauma, substance abuse, hate crimes, etc.
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Our Goal: At Hey Trauma, we are expanding the conversation to “What happens after trauma enters your life?” for all survivors who experience violence and those also impacted — their partners, friends, and family. Not only is a broader conversation needed, but a broader understanding surrounding the mental and physical AFTERMATH of violence in general…without shaming, blaming, invalidating, or placing the survivor on trial. We at Hey Trauma, want to destigmatize life post personal violence, increase trauma awareness, and give voice to what is often silenced, dismissed, and shamed.
All written works are 100% anonymous!
Hey Trauma, The Day We Met
– Domestic Violence –
You took everything that I had. My mind was quiet and I felt how the fear started to take part of my body. I had nothing. Even when I wanted to scream, fight you back, prove that I was stronger than you. I was numb.
I was empty. I felt shame. I was gone.
The time helped me to understand myself, to love me again, to respect myself, to empower my emotions, and to say NO! No More! Now, I have everything that you took away from me. I can truly live with myself.