THIS TESTIMONY COULD HAVE TRIGGERS.
This post discusses themes of child sexual abuse and may be graphic for some readers.
For the past four months I have been writing a memoir about my experience growing up in a dysfunctional household and how it has affected me through each stage of my life. Though I have been trying to take a subjective stance with my writing by not allowing my emotions to dictate the text, I have found that my writing has been not only cathartic but it has helped me pinpoint certain events that still negatively impact me to this day.
While I have relatively “gotten over” (does one ever really “get over” traumatic experiences or do they simply learn to live with it?) most of my childhood traumas, I found myself catching my breath when writing about specific events — such as child sexual abuse.
I have a hard time calling what I…
View original post 1,110 more words