Your Rage is Beautiful

I was emailing with Cis White of ACEs Connection this morning and she asked how I'm doing. As a sexual abuse survivor in this time of blatant and repeated misogyny and rape culture, it's a hard time for many of us. Cis just wrote a blog post titled "Post Kavanaugh Pissed", so you can guess how … Continue reading Your Rage is Beautiful

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Joyelle and Dawn on motherhood, shame and secrets

https://youtu.be/c5PzZS94aok   Dawn and Joyelle offer speaking and workshops on the following topics:   ACEs/Trauma 101 parenting after trauma trauma informed resilience building trauma informed care sexual abuse recovery body image Visit our SPEAKER PAGE for more information

The Problem with ACEs Implementation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study was ground-breaking in its recognition that childhood trauma impacts individuals across their lifespan. This was the big take-away, that adults are living with unrecognized and thus untreated physical, mental and emotional consequences that have massive detrimental impacts on their quality (and quantity) of life. And yet, when we see the … Continue reading The Problem with ACEs Implementation

Survivor’s State of Mind

By Dawn Daum Surviving in a detached state, the feels only penetrate so deep. Brain and body on high alert, a constant reminder of how fragile I am. I need reconstructive surgery on my bones, the broken foundation from which I’ve grown. Polarity exists more in my nervous system than in my mind. Thin skinned, hollowed … Continue reading Survivor’s State of Mind

New Resource: She Wrote it Down

We are so honored to share the introduction to Laura Parrott Perry's new book "She Wrote it Down". Laura is a brave truther teller. She is the co-founder and CEO of Say It, Survivor; a non-profit committed to helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse reclaim their stories. With this book she is continuing her mission … Continue reading New Resource: She Wrote it Down