“You were raised in deprivation.” That’s what Dr. Gabor Mate told Prince Harry he experienced, despite his material privilege. Just prior to this, Harry had been insisting that his childhoodContinue readingPrince Harry & Dr. Gabor Mate Discuss Spare: A Trauma Survivor’s Perspective
It’s been a rough few days. A good friend of mine, venting rage and frustration about the general loss of bodily autonomy and civil rights we’re witnessing said something alongContinue readingNo, Love Doesn’t Win
It’s an absolutely beautiful day here in western North Carolina. We’re having a run of unseasonably warm weather which has me itching to get the garden going. I have dreams.Continue readingSpring in Appalachia: Starting a Farm With Trauma
For 13 years, Britney Spears wasn’t allowed to stand up for herself. She was not allowed to speak publicly without a filter. Her every move was controlled, to the pointContinue readingBritney Spears: Trauma Is Messy Cut Her Some Slack
As an adoptee, I’ve known from a young age that I could have been aborted. When I was gestating in 1970, North Carolina was one of the few states thatContinue readingSorry, Amy Coney Barrett: Adoption is NOT The Answer To Abortion
Last night’s episode of Dexter: New Blood was super emotional for me. Without giving too much away, my favorite serial killer’s son has tracked him down in his new lifeContinue readingDexter Tackles Adoption Trauma
So apparently there are some occult-types who think Ancestor veneration is required for all of us. But for those of us with trauma, family is often a tricky subject. IfContinue readingCan People With Family Trauma Do Ancestor Work?
CW: suicidal ideation. It’s 5am here in North Carolina, and I just finished streaming Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Dutchess Meghan. They royal family can suck it, I’mContinue readingMeghan, Harry & Oprah: Trauma Doesn’t Care About Privilege