Continuing on from Writing Core Wounds III.
Accessing the story of my core wounds through fiction
Writing the story ‘Warrior’ gave me the space, structure and power to change things enough to make it possible for me to articulate my emotional world.
It was actually through writing this story that I came to learn and accept that I am an adult survivor of complex childhood trauma and that the reason I was writing about a character that had been sexually abused as a child was because I was. By speaking of this through fiction I was not betraying the promise I’d made my perpetrator. It also meant I could bypass my irrational but longstanding fear that the threat I was given to prevent me speaking would be fulfilled.
In 1000word increments I’d will proceed to post the opening of ‘Warrior’ with the view to further unpacking how and why…
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