Published in


Mental Health, Sex Abuse

This Is How I Dissociated to Survive Sex Abuse

Peritraumatic disassociation helped me fly above the pain and trauma I experienced as a little girl

image by DroDean — purchased by the author

As a child, I created imaginary worlds with the aid of peritraumatic disassociation to survive the mental and physical horrors of rape. My mind adapted my…



A publication for sexual assault survivors to share their stories, poems, art, and narrative. Our voices need to be heard!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Toni Tails

CEO of | Published Author & Illustrator| Body Positive Graphic Artist | Autism Mama | Survivor of Child Sex Abuse | PTSD ADHD Queer Babe | she/her