Here is the third piece I have written for Toronto Mad Pride! I am especially attached to this piece and it related to another recent blog post I wrote where I looked at how realistic trauma is portrayed in The Hunger Games. In this piece I come to terms with what trauma really is to, evidence that something has happened to me, not that something is wrong with me. I think many of you will be able to relate.
I was on a constant quest to fix myself so people would like me. I believed that people treated me poorly because I was difficult, sad, annoying, and impulsive. It never occurred to me that the poor treatment I received meant there was something wrong with them and how they saw me as a person. – Kristen, 2016
Here is the link to the full post: http://www.torontomadpride.com/2016/05/there-is-nothing-wrong-with-me-something-happened-to-me-kristen-bellows/