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The Diary — Written Word

On Trauma, Grief, Finding Power, & Being Joyful

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On Trauma, Grief, Finding Power, & Being Joyful

We are all processing some form(s) of trauma- whether it is from our own lives, or from the lives of our ancestors. Trauma can be dis-empowering, make us feel like victims, and feel impossible to heal. 

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Dear 15-Year-Old-Who-I-Hope-Just-Wasn't-Thinking: A Photographic Retrospective about the Columbia River Gorge

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Dear 15-Year-Old-Who-I-Hope-Just-Wasn't-Thinking: A Photographic Retrospective about the Columbia River Gorge

Dear 15-year-old-who-I-hope-just-wasn’t-thinking, I want to tell you about a place that I visited one December afternoon in 2012. You were only ten-years-old then, but I was about to turn twenty-six and pretty much in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. I was trying to figure out where in this vast country I would finally settle down and plant some roots. It was cold and rainy in the forest, but I barely noticed. I was fixated on the ancient moss-covered trees that went up as far as the eye could see toward the sky. They seemed to hug me with their colossal presence....

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