Hurt So Good- BDSM Trauma Project

In recent years discussions of trauma have come to permeate mainstream social consciousness more and more, unfortunately, the narrative we focus on is often Image result for bdsmextremely limited and focused solely on healing in finite and specific ways. At the same time conversations about BDSM, save for a few unfortunately lacking examples have remained shrouded by mystery and taboo. It is understandable that on the surface kink and healing seem antithetical. Is there any link between these two seemingly different things? Trauma creates a disconnect from the body, it keeps us bound to a pain we have not chosen; by creating intentional spaces where violence, control, and pain are often an objective we can work through past trauma and overcome and heal. By renegotiating pain on personal terms can be a step towards progress. By understanding the dynamic nature of trauma we see that trauma is not a uniform experience and not only can it look different for everyone, but it is informed by a myriad of different potential sources, both know and unknown. We also understand that trauma can overlap and compound on itself. This project holds space for people who have experience with trauma related to sexual violence, chronic pain, gendered violence, racial violence, cultural violence, systemic/ state violence, geographical trauma, epigenetic racial trauma, birth trauma, trauma held in the body, and more.

I’ve crafted a project to explore how BDSM and kink can be used as a platform for healing and mindfulness.

 

BDSM Trauma ProjectThis project is accepting new participants! I would love to work with you if you are interested.  If you would like to participate in the project then there is a form available, it can be accessed here.

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