Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Glorified Outcast

The backlash of romanticizing traumatic victimization

Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

“Be nobody’s darling;
Be an outcast.
Take the contradictions
Of your life
And wrap around
You like a shawl,
To parry stones
To keep you warm.”
~ Alice Walker

My trials and tribulations with trauma became a saga that I wore like a badge of honor. The agony of my existence set me apart and I defiantly proclaimed…



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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 traveler, lover of art and nature. I appreciate the absurd.