As with all my work – I cannot claim to speak for everyone… this is what I have seen, felt and learned through my life and experiences. I believe that survivors of trauma, assault and abuse are often told or led to believe that there is a “correct” way in which we must present and deal with our trauma. We are expected to recover in a set way, told that the process “should” be linear. It isn’t. Pain isn’t. Grief isn’t. It’s ugly, weird, interesting, boring, suffocating, releasing, it feels freeing and like a cage. Healing can lead to dangerous liaisons and beautiful connections.
I believe there isn’t a right or wrong answer. Take care of yourself and don’t hurt anyone. It is no ones fault they have been hurt – it is their responsibility however not to hurt by one else.
Josie Young is a writer, an activist and a lover of food, stories and stormy ocean skies. Previously a community project manager, Josie is also a full time mother and a free lance ghost and feature writer and editor.
Josie Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Public Policy (2007), a Masters of International and Community Development (2009) and a Masters of Humanitarian Assistance (2017).
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2 thoughts on “No wrong way…”
This applies to everything else too, like writing. In the end, there really is no right or wrong way to go about things. But even to arrive at that conclusion, you have to first see it from a different perspective. I don’t even know if I’m making sense anymore by saying that though, lol. Thanks for this, Josie!
I think you are saying, be kind and do not judge or assume?