I once believed like many others, that the United States was the Land of the Free. Now I am disheartened because my country has become the Land of the Fearful. Fascism is quickly becoming the religion of the U.S., and if it does not stop, if good people with good conscious do not end it, [...]
If you have been watching for and reading my blog recently I'm sure you have noticed I have been struggling. I've written posts that are full of real emotion and not holding back. I think this honest is crucial to help others who live with the effects of any kind of traumatic experience(s). You see, [...]
Many who visit this site know the terror and humiliation that we who have been horribly traumatized as children feel then and now. When we were kids we had no power and were prisoners from birth. We did not know the peace that should be home, instead we tried desperately to be too small for [...]
Being open to other people about the severe abuse I suffered as a child has been very challenging. At first, I wore a sign on my forehead that said, “incest” and when I shook hands with someone I would announce, “Hi, my name is Shirley and I’m a survivor of severe childhood trauma.” I am [...]
Many of us who live with a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder have faced the conundrum of trying to find adequate mental health care. In this article I’m going to discuss the hard choices people like myself must make to find any kind of care at all in our current national mental health system. [...]
Just who is Shirley J. Davis?
I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.
Men who were sexually abused as children, a helpful publication.
I write a blog about life and trauma, why?
Death is inevitable, so why not live?
Leaving the past in the past takes courage. Walking into the future does too.
***Trigger Warning*** For a highly emotionally charged post.
Living with DID can be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. I offer some pearls of wisdom to those who will listen.
We should honor our veterans and their families, not just one day, but 365 days a year. We should honor them with not just our words, but with our everything.
Triggers and the fear they bring can be overcome, but only if one faces them head-on.