Trauma Worlds: More-than-Human Stages of Recovery
Published in: Outstanding Papers - Year: 2019
Book Line: Vol. 25 No. 18 ISSN 1702-3548
This portfolio builds on Judith Herman’s three stages of recovery, detailed in Trauma and Recovery (1997), to explore healing from childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Questions of what a more-than-human, survivor-centric model of trauma recovery could look like are explored in three sections. The first section includes six artistic works dealing with remembering and mourning trauma. The second section is a literary analysis of two novels that explore CSA, and community responses. The importance of both human and more-than-human witnessing for the health of individuals and community is emphasized. The third section is a modified collaborative autoethnography which details the role of CSA survivors, and the more-than-human in the 2018-2019 Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 strike.