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Explores the effects of trauma on the body, mind, and emotions, and how it can continue to impact our lives. The book examines the impact of trauma on the brain and nervous system, coping mechanisms, and treatment methods such as therapy, meditation, and yoga. Through real-life stories, van der Kolk presents a compelling and informative read that sheds light on the science of trauma.
A guidebook for women survivors of child sexual abuse. The authors offer practical tools, exercises, and personal stories to support survivors in their healing journey, including coping mechanisms, self-care strategies, and guidance for seeking professional help. This helpful resource provides practical advice for anyone looking to process and heal from past abuse experiences.
The Shape of a Hundred Hips is a memoir that juxtaposes dance and sexual assault recovery that takes the reader into the living room, bedroom, and dance class. It promotes the idea that people can gain insight and take greater control of their lives through intentional movement and artistic connection.
Offers deeply personal stories and a cognitive behavior guide from Sahar Paz, a survivor of sexual abuse who lost and found her voice. Each story is followed by a reflection guide based on cognitive behavior that equips the reader with emotional intelligence tools so they can find the healthy voice within, fueling their spoken voice with courage, joy, and confidence.
A collection of personal stories and poems by women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. The book provides a powerful and honest portrayal of the survivors' experiences, including the trauma, confusion, and shame that often accompany abuse. Through these stories, the authors seek to break the silence surrounding sexual abuse and to provide support and hope to other survivors.
Dear Sister shares the lessons, memories, and vision of over fifty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share their stories of survival or what it means to be an advocate and ally to survivors. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors.
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Manuscript FormattingManuscripts should be in 12 point font, double spaced, and have at least one inch margins. Poetry can be single-spaced, and you can submit 5 poems in one document. Please place your name and email on the top of the first page. Please include a title on the first page for longer works, and a title for each poem submitted. Include a brief biography on the top of the first page.
Word CountMemoir– between 500-2,000 words One-Act Plays–no more than 15,000 words Poetry–up to 5 poems Nonfiction Essays–between 500-2,000 words Readings of Poems–must also include text file of poems Music or Dance–no longer than 10 minutes Include title of work, and if song, please include lyrics Docustyle Video– no longer than 10 minutes Artwork– digital files
Tech GuidelinesFiles are accepted in following formats: .bmp, .gif, .ico, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .svg, .tif, .tiff, .webp, .avi, .mpeg, .ogv, .ts, .webm, .3gp, .3g2, .aac, .mid, .midi, .mp3, .oga, .opus, .wav, .weba, .3gp, 3g2 .css, .csv, .html, .html, .ics, .js, .mjs, .txt, .xml, .json, .azw, .azw3, .kfx, .bz2, .doc, .epub, .odp, .ods, .odt, .pdf, .zip, .7z, .ppt, .pptx, .tar, .xls and .xlsx Maximum size for any file is 500 MB. If submission exceeds the file limit, please upload using a .zip file.