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Anne Townsend

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Incest Footprint Fridge Magnets

”Your body knows what’s nourishing and what’s poisonous, piglet. And lies are poisonous. Literally. Telling the truth makes you physically stronger, and lying makes you physically weaker.”
~Diana, Herself, Martha Beck

”All social relationships remain contaminated by the corrupt dynamics of denial and secrecy.”
~Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman

“The energy required for the self-discipline of honesty is far less than the energy required for secretiveness. The more honest one is, the easier it is to continue being honest, just as the more lies one has told, the more necessary it is to lie again.”
~M. Scott Peck

”Do not be afraid,” Seamus Heaney’s last words
”Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
~ Dante Alighieri

“Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
~I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

”A history of trauma teaches you to figure out what you did wrong to make people mistreat you. A history of trauma teaches you to apologize for your wounds. Healing is about unlearning the lies.”
~Dr. Thema@drthema

”A culture that perpetuates abuse will question the motives of those who ask questions, make the discussion of problems the problem, condemn those who condemn, silence those who break silence, and descend upon those who dissent.”
Wade Mullen@wademullen, Writing to expose tactics of abuse and to help people find freedom from its power. Assistant Professor | PhD.

”It’s painful when the explanation for your departure from a place is in the hands of those who feel threatened by the actual reasons. They present a distorted narrative that minimizes the harm and silences your voice so they can escape accountability.”
Wade Mullen@wademullen, Writing to expose tactics of abuse and to help people find freedom from its power. Assistant Professor | PhD.

”When you start to exercise your voice and agency, those who’d prefer you stay silent and powerless might try to use your past trauma against you by suggesting you still have a lot of healing to do, are clouded by bitterness, and are emotionally unhealthy.”
Wade Mullen@wademullen, Writing to expose tactics of abuse and to help people find freedom from its power. Assistant Professor | PhD.

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