Tag Archives: Family of Choice

Overcoming Shame through Connection

Trauma survivors commonly experience shame and self-blame. Research indicates that this can be overcome, in part via connections to others. Continue reading

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Learning to Love Yourself After Trauma

How do you love yourself when you have been abused and betrayed? You can learn to love yourself in the ways you needed but did not receive as a child. Here are some practical ideas for practicing self-love. Continue reading

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Kicked Out: Homelessness and LGBTQ Youth

LGBT people commonly face rejection by family, friends and community due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. For LGBT youth this may lead to homelessness. The anthology Kicked Out tells the stories of homeless LGBTQ youth. Continue reading

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Family of Choice

Family of Choice can serve the function of family when you are estranged from family of origin due to abuse or rejection due to LGBT identity Continue reading

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