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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.
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.
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Hey Trauma, The Day We Met


Hey Trauma, The Day We Met

Hey trauma,

You have tried to take everything from me. My mind, my body, my health, my soul. You have been in my family for generations, eventually passing your horribleness onto me.

But now I am no longer accepting it. As long as I am alive, I will fight to the teeth to get your grips out of my life

In spite of all the pain and heartache you have caused me, you helped me to evolve and become better, which I am grateful for.

But you will not break me.