Therapy Today I poke at therapy and how we can use it to take our power back. Not much research today, ‘cept for some Foucault fangirling, so here are some links about some of the tools I’ve used on my journey. Meet Shrinkola:    Australia’s detention regime sets out to make asylum seekers suffer, says…More

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s trauma

Been thinking a lot lately about intergenerational trauma and how we carry the pain of our parents in our flesh. I will never know the full potentials I was born with because of the changes complex trauma made in my brain, body and heart. Writing Snakes and Ladders peeled the scabs off so many traumas…More

Trauma Responses – the body’s way of telling stories

I’ve recently been thinking out loud about trauma and find myself using the term ‘trauma responses’. It’s a shorthand term I’ve developed over decades and so deserves defining for those not living in my head. It turns out that childhood abuse and trauma does nasty shit to the growing brain. I’m writing to you from just such a brain.…More

Emotional fallout

It’s 3am, about twelve hours since I was excused from giving evidence.  I’ve slept but now I’m awake again. My teeth hurt from grinding them. Today I teach two classes then come home to my lovely new house to meet the removalists. I’m going back to bed to read.More

Why I’ve been so quiet

I was the victim of a series of indecent assaults across 2013-4. I went to the police and they charged the perpetrator. The hearing started a few months back and was adjourned while I was giving evidence.  I’m currently under oath and not allowed to talk about it. The defence told the police they are…More

the semicolon project

Originally posted on hpwritesblogs:
Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start…