Throughout this book experience how one feels so alone during periods of struggling with abandonment, neglect, denial, pain, shame, guilt, self-hatred, no sense of self, dissociation, suicide ideology, among others.
All types of abuse; verbal, physical, sexual, and psychological/emotional; through acts of bullying, ridicule, bias actions, violence, etc.; can bestow inadequate feelings onto the victim of any age, race, sexual preference, religion, or nationality.
These illustrations and text came out through my hands, at times even my left hand, and mostly throughout the night as I kept a pad and pencil on the floor next to my bed. It was during times of memories too painful to speak of that these were released from me. I would bring these with me to therapy, hand them to my therapist, and then we slowly spoke of them.
I assure you this was a tremendous, powerful tool that helped me to move through difficult issues.
Many times mental health treatment was and is unheard of or not available at all. People did what they had to do with the resources at hand. Often, this was/is denial and survival.
Please keep in mind that these illustrations and text are not to incriminate anyone. It is to help those abused connect to feelings they are presently experiencing.