Reimagining Righteous Anger

I’m reading two books which deal with shadow, a topic I’m drawn to like moth to flame.

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Each offers reclamation and healing solutions, but I’m not there yet. Jennifer Natalya Fink dissects the eradication of disability lineage. Dr. Gail Parker interrogates ethnic and race-based stress and trauma.

There is no point in plowing through. I know that would only harden my edges. I feel my anger well up, at and I have to keep putting these books down. I read a little, then move the discomfort through my body, metabolizing it, awakening to truth. Rage is an argument with reality — one I can’t win. Anger is protective, but my desire to save those who have received injustice is misplaced. I can only open up, and allow each book to unspool its reclaiming, reimagining, and healing wisdom into me.

Thanks for the prompt Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她).

Kate Lynch (she/her): I’m the eldest daughter of 4. I don’t shy away from discomfort, but I’m still learning how to step back and trust others with the torch. Shadow emotions are the fertile playground of my creativity. Hit this 💌 button, and you’ll get notified the next time I write something for you. Not a Medium member yet? Join here to support writers (like me ♥) and get full access to every story. 🐰🕳




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