(Online) Dating as a Trauma Survivor

When you start to get paralyzed, I need you to write about it, my therapist told me during our session on Friday. I need you to write about it because that’s how you process what’s happening, and for too long, you haven’t processed. He’s right. I know he’s right, but writing scares me. Writing scares me because there’s this layer of uncomfortability that comes with each post. Each...

Racing towards what scares me

I got pregnant when I was 13. I lost the baby a month later. The whole process was traumatic, and it's one of the traumas I'm finally working on processing. It's a loss I've never really allowed myself to grieve. But, here I sit, writing this. And I'm feeling the pain 13-year-old me carried quietly and silently for years, too ashamed to speak into existence. I haven't written a word in two...