I Said Enough

As you may recall, I've been awaiting an incredibly important, incredibly terrifying day - the day of my Title IX hearing against my abuser. And despite my doubts and frustrations with this whole process, this day finally happened. The hearing was probably one of the hardest, most surreal experiences I’ve ever had in my entire … Continue reading I Said Enough

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Victim for Never, Survivor Forever

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve last written. And as usual, a lot has happened, to say the least - I have officially transitioned away from science and started an amazing new job that I absolutely love; I tried the online dating thing out of curiosity (let’s just say I’m no longer curious); I have … Continue reading Victim for Never, Survivor Forever

A helping hand

Triggers for trauma survivors can be everywhere. They can bring up memories, flashbacks, and evoke physical responses like panic attack symptoms. There are the more obvious ones, like people and places directly associated with the trauma. But triggers can also arise in the unlikeliest of places. I recently found myself unexpectedly triggered during a church … Continue reading A helping hand