Unconcealed confessions, 2021

To experience trauma is to learn a sensory language, an uninvited sensory language. How can this sensory language be translated into a pathway for healing? Masks act as an extension of the body in that they add layers to the skin. When we wear masks, we carve a piece of ourselves out- withholding parts of ourselves as unworthy. 

Trauma is rememory (Morrison, '87), reconnection, reconstruction, reformation, reformation, reclamation and release. 

It's a repetitive process that my mind and body are attempting to resolve.

see your truth

i was shown things
meant to be unseen
rooted in my memory
i was only a teen

speak your truth

my screams went unheard.
the kid who cried wolves
was louder than the
the kid chased by bulls.

hear your truth

voices retell my stories,
not in my head.
it's my truth to tell
that I read and shred.

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