[Repost] What Moana Taught Me About Trauma

I am currently wading through the thick muck and mire of recovery from childhood sexual abuse, and sometimes it gets ugly. My therapist says that I “check out” as a defense mechanism – that I numb myself by disassociating from the trauma. And I do. Because I’m terrified to feel my feelings. I’m terrified that if I really let them out, I will be crushed by them. I’m getting there, slowly, one painful step at a time. But I’m getting there.




What Moana Taught Me About Trauma

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  • Originally published by Kimberly Poovey on Parent. Co Daily 16 July 2017


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