Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma releases January 1, 2019! Today’s featured author is Elle O’Shea. Presale links below!
Elle O’Shea is a writer, producer, and under-culture enthusiast. She is both the storyteller and the story, moving back and forth from behind the scenes to in front of the lens. She is the producer of the short film “Naked, Poetry in Motion.” You can follow her blog elleoshea.com where she grapples with fear of intimacy.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.
Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.
Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.
This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).
Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.