Trauma Changes Who We Are

Broken crayons still color, but not the same way.

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Broken crayons still color.

This quote is plaster all over the internet, scrawled in neatly written white letters with a background of broken crayons. Sometimes the same quote is written across a chalkboard. The pictures may vary widely but the sentiment is the same. It is sincere in its positivity, but still…




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Ashley Shannon

Ashley Shannon

Thirty something queer mom of two, one with autism. Lover of sushi, coffee, and wine. Living a life of travel. Top Writer

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