Survivor Art Warning

Keep in mind that survivor art is not about beauty. It reveals trauma...sometimes in a subtle way. Sometimes rather graphically. The beauty, to me, is in being a witness to my own healing from the images given to me by formerly traumatized and even suicidal alters.

Please use caution in viewing this site. I'm proud to be sufficiently healed to share this art (most of which was done from 1997 to 2000). All depicted in the images have integrated. This is me when I was "we".



Raven must have been the main me out in my organized world of abuse that continued into my 40s. I didn't understand until much later that Raven believed she was "a male without a penis". I have notebooks full of her images and memories to include watching her slow healing process.

No male parts. No breasts. Always trying to show me what's under the dress.

I had numerous images of "Coco Chanel" who always appeared as wounded emotionally. Since my integration, I've torn out a few magazine pictures. Took me awhile to understand. Coco was a wounded part of Raven. Her job was to hide Raven's femininity. Notice her discomfort with having breasts and now hiding her genital area. Healing but not completely comfortable in "her" body.

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