Writing Ourselves Whole
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Writing Ourselves Whole

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Writing Ourselves Whole
by Jenn Cross

Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. Sections focus on writing as a transformative practice, embodying our story, how to write trauma without retraumatization, writing joy and desire, and more.

What You’ll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole:
How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting
How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself, and your history, that you were never supposed to be able to name
How “restorying” the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free
How a consistent writing practice can help reconnect you with your creative genius
How (and why) to make writing part of your regular self-care routine
Why writing about your desires is at least as important as writing about violence
The profound joy and power of writing in community and solidarity with other survivors

2018, 304 pages