Maybe a Birthday Cake Won’t Send Me to Hell

As I heal from religious trauma, I still have more questions than answers.

Hope Rising
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself
4 min readSep 5, 2023

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Photo by Lidya Nada on Unsplash

“I’ve come a long way,” I explained to Jasmine as we drove home from her niece’s birthday party in the Carolina darkness. Jasmine, my best friend. Jasmine, an instrumental part of my return to some semblance of normalcy. “A few months ago, I still wouldn’t have been…

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Hope Rising
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

Divorced, biracial woman | 23 going on 65 | Editor for Out of the Woods | I write to heal myself and others | Support me at https://ko-fi.com/aashaanna