Your Trauma Doesn’t Define You

A poem

Photo by Stacey Zinoveva on Unsplash

I hope you know that even though you have experienced
great pain, and
great loss, and
great wounds to your body and mind and spirit,
you don’t have to let your trauma define you.

You don’t have to let it be the filter in which you see the world,
or the thing that keeps you…



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Megan Minutillo

Megan Minutillo


Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.