Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma releases January 1, 2019! Today’s featured author is Rachael Kaye. Presale links below!
Rachael Kaye is a UK-based sex blogger. She describes herself as “kinky with vanilla sprinkles,” and documents her experiences in kink, polyamory, and her sexuality, as well as her mental health wobbles, and over-coming body insecurity, amongst other topics. You can find her blog at https://wrigglykitty.com, or follow her on Twitter @wriggly_kitty.
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.