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Is it possible to recover from rape and sexual abuse? Yes and No

Long but well worth the read.

WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.

OneHourInParisCoverFinalBy Laura K Kerr, PhD

When she was twenty-two years old, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman was viciously raped at knifepoint. She narrowly escaped being murdered and her body disposed, perhaps never to be found. In her memoir, One Hour in Paris, Freedman recounted her efforts to heal from this horrifying ordeal. Nearly 25 years have passed since she was raped, but she has yet fully recovered and doubts she ever will. Even after years of therapy, support group meetings, and educating rape survivors in Africa about the effects of trauma, Freedman claimed:

“The biological truth of my trauma is anchored in me, but it lives there like a parasite. And as I move in and out of recovery I am reminded that however much work I do, healing from a traumatic experience is never complete. This is one of the most significant facts about psychological trauma. It is…

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One thought on “Is it possible to recover from rape and sexual abuse? Yes and No

  1. Great read! Good to get the info out there! I’d like to invite you to the blog of our insiders alters? They have a new one for them all to write freely about their life and struggles. Its private though, only including certain people. If you want to join email me with your username so I can add you! My email is manyofus1980@gmail.com

    hugs!

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