The Agony of Disbelief

When truth-tellers are silenced and discredited

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
ILLUMINATION-Curated
8 min readSep 25, 2023

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Photo by Abenezer Shewaga on Unsplash

“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.” ~ Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence — From

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Complex trauma clinician and writer. Survivor turned thriver, with a love for world travel, the arts and nature. I think outside the box. Sheritherapist.com