Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is Tazi Marie. Sale links below!
Tazi Marie’s real life consists of parenting and unschooling three precocious daughters, living with two husbands, providing behavior support with teens with Autism, and Alternative Lifestyle coaching for those who live lives unique to society. The story included in this anthology is the current mid-point of healing her trauma associated with her childhood. If you would like to read more about her journey, please visit www.dynamicsofcounseling.wordpress.com to read her blogs on healing trauma, her journey through polyamory/BDSM, and her exploration of her own Asperger’s, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
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.