Rediscovering yourself after trauma with Alexandra Heminsley

05.08.2021 - By The Emma Guns Show

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Trigger warning: This episode mentions sexual assault. Alexandra Heminsley returns to the podcast to discuss her new book Some Body to Love: A Family Story which charts an extremely challenging period in her life. Sexually assaulted on a train when she was nine months pregnant after a difficult journey to conceive via IVF and then when her baby was just months old, her then-husband revealed she intended to transition. In a short period of time she lost a sense of herself, felt dissociated from her body and the marriage and life she thought she had in front of her disappeared. In this conversation, @hemmograms reveals:How the conversation around women’s bodies has changed in the ten years since she wrote Running Like a Girl.How the experiences in her own life made her reassess how she spoke about bodies.Why it makes perfect sense why you have to reach breaking point.The terrifying freedom of ‘it was never about me’ when her marriage ended.The judgemental world of new motherhood.The temptation of the toxic path of rage and anger.Why it became a mission to understand and support the trans community.The implications of the pink and blue world we live in.Why, when you go through a traumatic experience, there’s value in ‘feeling all your feelings’.Her advice for anyone who feels loss, not like themselves and who wants to get back to feeling whole againAnd so much more...Some Body to Love: A Family Story is available now. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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