Fearless She Wrote
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Fearless She Wrote

How A Routine Pap Smear Triggered My Complex-PTSD

The silent re-traumatisation of sexual abuse victims.

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Just relax, he says.

I’m lying on my back, naked from the waist down as an older man in a position of authority stands over me and pries my legs farther apart.

It’s an uncomfortable moment for most women.

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This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

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Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Writer. Poet. Spoken Word Performer. Survivor. Warrior. www.kathyparker.com.au

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