Post-Traumatically Stressed Feminist
The main goal of this project was to empower survivors with PTSD by challenging them to create a platform to share their stories, essays, and artwork about PTSD with the world. Post-Traumatically Stressed Feminist has been a way for feminists living with PTSD to turn one of the most challenging aspects of their lives into a powerful tool for social change.
Post-Traumatically Stressed Feminist hopes to serve as a resource to counter misinformation, stereotypes, and stigmas surrounding PTSD and those who live with it by highlighting multiple voices and experiences.
You can learn more about the book here: https://women-s.net/post-traumatically-stressed-feminist-book/
Cover art by Callie Garp of Fabulously Feminist.
"If you are looking for inspiration for recovery, look no further. Darci McFarland has put together an amazing collection of works to empower you."
"This book is exactly what I needed. It's super validating and it talks about rape from the female perspective. In today's society it's hard to find something that touches on rape without glorifying it to sympathize with the perpetrators perspective. If you want to educate yourself talk to real people about their real experiences. Also the very first story is beautiful and I respect this book and these women so much because of the controversial nature surrounding similar situations. Yes these women are talking about rape, real rape and what it does to your body mind and would. Resist! Gift the good fight! Stand up for others and use your voice!"
"When trying to process my trauma I was looking in many places to help me validate and understand my own feelings and emotions. This book was able to do this for me. With strong feminist voices and a myriad of perspectives and interpretations of our sisters' trauma, I found soothed, understood and most importantly empowered in sisterhood solidarity within these pages. This is a beautiful, raw and courageous book I highly recommend."
"Absolutely loved this book! A must read for every survivor of sexual violence. This book literally opens with 'I believe you, I believe you, I believe you.'"
"Read this book during a particularly difficult time in my life and my community dealing with the aftershocks of (less than genuine) call-out culture, sexual assault, and the fight to be heard. This was exactly the collection I needed and I can’t recommend it enough."