Write to Restore
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Write to Restore

A Step-By-Step Creative Writing Journal for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

By Jen Cross
OUR WORDS RESTORE US is a companion text to Writing Ourselves Whole #metoo has raised awareness around issues of sexual trauma, which has impacted our collective conversations about how survivors live in the aftermath of this trauma. Writing is one of the healing and transformative practices nearly everyone has easy access to. While #metoo has had a profound (and primarily positive) impact on our society, many survivors describe walking around in a constant state of being “triggered;” we need a place to explore the nuances of our stories, outside of a twitter feed or instagram post This journal can be be used by those writing alone or along with a writing group, support group, or other healing community. Publicity events will give the author the opportunity to discuss #metoo, healing from sexual trauma, and creativity as a tool for individual and social change

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