Tag Archives: trauma

Domestic Violence and The Walking Dead

TweetEvent: Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 5:00 pm Mood (Song): Frou Frou – Let Go The worst thing about you telling me you think “I’m beautiful” is that when it comes out of your mouth, I believe you. Last Saturday should’ve been just another anonymous weekend eve. After not having much of a spring or summer, [...]
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Healing unseen wounds in Mogadishu

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “I was alone,” remembers 14-year-old Hoda*, recalling that evening in January 2013. “My father is a police officer, and he was working that night.” Hoda was in the bathroom preparing for bed, while two armed men quietly broke into her house. A man of 75 years and his son then hid [...]
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3 Ways Feminist Music can Help with Healing

TweetI have spent the better part of the last five years trying to understanding how women use music to heal after  experiencing trauma.  When I was interviewing women for my book “Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos” one comment stuck in my head from a woman named [...]
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PTSD: The futile search for the ‘quick fix’

TweetA couple of weeks ago I was asked by Scientific American to be a guest blogger on the subject of PTSD. The result is now online: “PTSD: The Futile Search for the ‘Quick Fix’. Preventive measures, like the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) are the only cure for PTSD.” For a while I’ve been researching [...]
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Understanding the Crazy Woman: Schizophrenia in Feminist Social Change Models

Tweet A SYTYCB entry As a social worker and a queer, feminist woman, my passionate engagement with issues of mental illness has numerous roots. This post is most immediately a reaction to recent conversations with friends wherein these (otherwise very aware, inclusive, sometimes even social-worker) folks surprised me with oblivious use of the term “crazy.” [...]
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