“My goal with this book is to highlight some of the struggles I have experienced with unprocessed trauma, and to acknowledge that many folks may struggle with lingering traumatic fallout, how unprocessed trauma may have a larger impact on social issues, what unprocessed trauma may look like objectively and how we might consider the intersectionality of Developmental Trauma, Relational Trauma, or Chronic / Complex-PTSD with social and professional normative narratives, and the social issues we see in society. I will share some of my stories here as they relate to the broader perspective of understanding what someone with DTD, RT or C-PTSD might be experiencing internally and how these experiences may be incorrectly viewed by folks from the outside.”
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About the Book
Chasing Shade is a personal narrative of what it’s like to live with Developmental Trauma across a life span of more than 50 years. It reviews the intersections of trauma disorders with social, medical and legal systems, racism and healing the body using movement and art practices.
About the Author
Valencia is a Holistic Health Practitioner of more than 17 years, with an Interdisciplinary BA degree in Movement and Performing Arts, Trauma, and Visual Arts, with a minor in Art Therapy.