Writing after trauma

Trigger warnings for family violence and sexual assault.

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Fig. 296 ‘How to repair a hammock or a fish net’

My new year’s resolution, declared on twitter, was to write properly about trauma. Here we are, a couple of weeks later and it’s August.

Why the delay? It was not reluctance to start but facing down the central problem of writing after trauma: finding where to begin and how to end. Trauma, by definition, resists those acts of location.

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