OTSD: Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder — a diagnosis for what ails and divides us all

The term PTSD does not cover what I believe to be the largest and most difficult to heal traumatic stress disorder: that which is ongoing as it is built into patriarchal/racist culture.

December 28, 2020.

Note: this is re-posted from 2018. It is my most read Medium piece over several years

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Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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