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Not my shame

by Walker, T. O.,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction RC569.5.A28 W355 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  RC569.5.A28 W355 2017x
 
 
Summary

"And suddenly I am flooded... terror, shame, despair, horror, disgust."

"How can I talk about things I can't pin down?"

With subtlety and sensitivity, this powerful graphic novel draws the reader into the experience of trauma and dissociation caused by sexual violence. It reveals the intrusive traumatic memories and distress experienced by a victim of childhood sexual exploitation in her adulthood and follows the process of coming to terms with her past through therapy and art. Positive and hopeful at its heart, it demonstrates her ability to be a good parent irrespective of mental health struggles and explores the importance of relationships with people in the present.

Tackling complex issues including the nature of traumatic memory, self-harm, victim-blaming, racism in the police, health and education services and the media's impact, this graphic novel reveals how the past can be triggered by the present and how victims of sexual abuse can be excellent parents and successful in life in spite of this.

Additional Information
Subjects Child sexual abuse -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rape -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher London, UK :2017
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781785921841
1785921843
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