Trauma Worlds: More-than-Human Stages of Recovery
This portfolio builds on Judith Herman’s three stages of recovery, detailed in Trauma and Recovery (1997), to explore healing from childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Questions of what a more-than-human, survivor-centric model of trauma recovery could look like are explored in three sections. The first section includes six artistic works dealing with remembering and mourning trauma. The second section is a literary analysis of two novels that explore CSA, and community responses. The importance of both human and more-than-human witnessing for the health of individuals and community is emphasized. The third section is a modified collaborative autoethnography which details the role of CSA survivors, and the more-thanhuman in the 2018-2019 Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 strike.