One Survivor Story
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One Survivor Story

On The All-Consuming Shame And Anger After Trauma

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As a recent survivor of interpersonal trauma, comprising both physical and moral injury, shame is beginning to consume me.

I didn’t understand the concept of shame, at first.

Physicians and therapists would bring the emotion up appointment after appointment.

“It’s ok to feel shame… it’s a natural part of the healing process.”



In 2018, NYPD brought felony charges against me, after I’d come forward as an assault victim. I’m a survivor of both domestic violence and the NYC criminal justice system. This is my story.

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Jessie Huang

domestic violence & criminal justice system survivor || NYC denizen || i like being alive || ||