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#whyIdidntreport

I saw this hashtag circulating twitter. I sat at my computer thinking if I would share my story as well. I have been pretty overwhelmed emotionally lately. The news sometimes feels like a large scale exposure therapy session making me confront my trauma and the feelings surrounding it. Consuming articles, videoclips, statuses, comments etc have felt like an emotional roller coaster lately. One moment I feel empowered by those speaking up and the next triggered by societies reaction. Am I too sensitive? Should I just tune it all out? I don't know. I don't have an eloquent prepared response, answer or even a description of how I am feeling.

Lately, I haven't been able to sleep. My mind has been racing thinking about details of my past and drawing connections to current events. I wish I could shut this part of my brain off. Sometimes it feels like I am constantly having every synapses firing off in my brain, I can't slow it down and I can't ignore it.

So as I said bef…

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