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#AfterAbuseChat Starting November 7th 2019

I’m excited to announce a brand new chat that revolves around healing from Sexual Abuse and Trauma.

I am excited because I reached out to my sister loud girl Heather, who like me understands the pain of gang rape and she has agreed to support me in helping to host these weekly chats.

I’m also nervous because this isn’t just about me…but it’s also not…just about me.

Part of the reason that I want to do this is that I want to get into conversations of healing, instead of talking about the abuse itself I want to learn to find other more positive ways of dealing with the after effects of abuse.

The depression, anxiety, stress, fear, and reoccurring nightmares that come with being abused. I want to help flip the conversation and start talking about what happens -after-, how do you get from point a to point be? how do you take that next step that I was talking about in my last post.

I want to have those difficult colored girl conversations about abuse that no one seems to be having these days, largely because no one seems to be talking about colored girls who have been abused. I want to learn from other people who have ideas about things I haven’t yet discovered, so as much as it’s about helping others, really it’s actually kind of selfish.

Topics will include

  • finding positive ways to deal with negative behaviors.
  • grounding after having an emotional, physical or verbal attack (also known as forms of panic attacks)
  • healthy ways to communicate what you are feeling to those who might not be aware.
  • healthy ways to help educate others who may not know about the abuse you have experienced.

I’m excited about this, but I am also nervous, so I am wondering are there other topics that you think would be appropriate to discuss? Please feel free to suggest any ideas in the comments, because I’ve never done anything like this before, and even though I’m not alone in participating I am sort of -in charge- kinda, with Heather’s help.

Blegh, that’s what I’m up to this week, what are you doing for Halloween?

Sending all my love,

Devon J Hall

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