This is my personal account of living with trauma and coming to terms with all that has happened to me. The shame and anger I carry around has become too much and so it’s time to start writing my way out of this.

I am currently in therapy, and want to share the insights I gain through my sessions. I’m also at odds with the variety of diagnoses I’ve had over the years, so I share my thoughts on engaging with the psychiatric system and what it means to fight being swallowed up by the medical model.

I’m more of a social model sort of a chick. We are not just labels. We are a combination of our past, our present and everything and everyone around us.

I’m writing under a pseudonym because I want to retain anonymity, and Sheila Takes A Bow is just such a great song.