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I choose Elena : on trauma, memory and survival [ebook]

Osborne-Crowley, Lucia2019
'Startlingly intelligent, disturbing, profound and moving, I Choose Elena shows us that the #MeToo movement has grown roots, and that for survivors of rape and sexual assault, the revolution is just beginning. Osborne-Crowley gives us darkness wrought in light and the hope she offers is as palpable as it is hard-won' April Ayers Lawson, Author of Virgin and other Stories. Thank-you Lucia Osborne-Crowley for writing I Choose Elena, for your bold and precise testimony on the devastation of sexual violence, on the body's extraordinary and destructive compulsion to contain its own trauma. Every one of the insights you share is extremely hard-won, and I am so grateful to you for putting them into this incredible book. Rosie Price, Author of What Red Is Aged fifteen and preparing for her second Gymnastics World Championship, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped on a night out. The injuries she sustained ended her gymnastics career, and eventually manifested in chronic illness, which medical professionals now believe can be caused by untreated trauma. Her path to healing began a decade later when she shared her secret for the very first time. Finding solace in writers like Elena Ferrante and Rupi Kair, she learned how to express her suffering and began to rediscover vulnerability and resilience in the face of a formerly unbearable trauma. Her investigations reveal profound societal failures - of law, justice, education and medicine - and suggest that only empathy can break the cycle of sexual violence.
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[London, England] : The Indigo Press, 2019.
Downloadable eBook.Non fiction.
Interest age level: Adult.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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