How to help a loved one that has faced trauma – Kendra Schmunk

It can be challenging to navigate trauma. It’s complicated, it’s confusing, it’s painful, it’s messy. Some days you feel okay and the next you might feel at war. It’s not a linear journey but rather a process that can go up and down. Everyday might look a little bit different, and that’s totally normal and…

Why

Months later it is just hitting, why does the brain work this way? There are so many “why” questions these days. The self-blame is the hardest to get through; why couldn’t I just have said “no”? Why didn’t I have the strength to push him off? I had just come out of having a seizure,…

Sex After Assault

3 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship where I was consistently assaulted and manipulated. This was someone I trusted and someone who told me he loved me. When I finally got out of that situation, I was left with very low self esteem and a warped idea of what sex is and what…