Gabriel Orion Marie - Gender Trauma

Added by Veronica Yager about 8 years ago

Title: Gender Trauma and The Healing of Tommy-Girl
Author: Gabriel Orion Marie
ISBN: 978-1629670669
Specs: 6x9, Color, White, 78 pages, Paperback $15.29; eBook $2.99

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Gender Trauma is a phrase that came to me as I have thought about how to communicate my personal experience of deep pain and confusion that resulted from being sexually and emotionally tortured and brainwashed regarding my own body and gender. This book is about my healing from that specific trauma and the many attending issues around my sense of self that resulted from those traumas.

Since I published my trilogy several years ago, I have come even further along the road of healing, and I have moved into a deeper, more reflective perspective on the whole gender issue within me. The lens I am looking through now is not so much of an explicit, biographical, recounting of the abuse that I experienced. Rather, it is a progressive, retrospective understanding of how devastating, disabling, and painful Gender Trauma was for me, and how the gaping wounds that came from it affected every area of my life. Now, I also have an internal overview of how these wounds gradually healed through the inner work that I have done.

About the Author

My name is Gabriel Orion Marie, (Veronica C. Wanchena) and I am an author and artist. I have written and spoken to individuals and to groups in order share my personal story of being a woman who survived severe sexual abuse and incest during childhood. My desire is to share with others how I embarked upon an epic healing journey that saved my life and restored my sanity. This journey included an unexpected method of communicating and healing from the inexpressible by drawing and painting with an enlightened witness as my guide. During the process of therapy I created over 325 paintings and drawings to assist me in getting the pain out and to communicate to my therapist what happened, how it hurt me and how deeply grieved I was. It is my hope that my books and my artwork will bring hope, courage and insight to others who have suffered from the violence of others, and also that they will be a source of deeper understanding for those who are in the helping professions. In my art and my writing I have opened the doors of my most personal experience of wounding and also the door into the sacred arena of therapy where my healing emerged. If you are interested in my paintings or prints of my work, or have other questions, you are welcome to contact me and I will respond in a timely manner. With love and respect, Gabriel Orion Marie