The more I think about it, the more I understand that Pocket Girl started long before I began dating terrible men, flailing in my artistic career, or smacked hard into the wall of sexism. I was raised to not have a self. Gas-lit into believing the problem was me, and not the horrendous, dysfunctional, misogynist, abusive bullshit, I was marinated in.
Podcast Ep. 19
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Pocket Girl and this episode explains why. Also, she’s now officially Alexandra Carson. For now, she still lives in Portland.
Beauty After Bruises is one of the very few sites dedicated to CPTSD awareness and can help connect you to therapists and resources.
Shahida Arabi: Her book Power: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse was instrumental in helping me with some breakthroughs last year.
The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk. Not CPTSD specific, but tons of relevant and helpful information.
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