Meet the Editors

Let us introduce ourselves!

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Dawn Daum is co-editor of Trigger Points: Childhood Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting, and a parenting survivor. She spends her work week as a mental health care manager, helping others put and keep pieces of their lives together. Working in the trenches of the mental health system, and being a survivor of childhood abuse with an ACE score of 9, Dawn is passionate about bringing trauma-informed care to the forefront of mental health and medical care. When she isn’t working or capturing life on paper, she’s taking advantage of life’s simple pleasures with her husband and two children in Upstate, NY.

 

Dawn’s work has been featured on The Establishment, Huff Post Parents, Elephant Journal and Scary Mommy

Website: http://tdawneightyone.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordsthoughtsfeelings

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TDawn81

Email: triggerpointsanthology@gmail.com

 

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Joyelle Brandt is an artsy mama who loves all things creative. She is the author/illustrator of Princess Monsters from A to Z, and an accomplished singer/songwriter and speaker. Joyelle believes that her purpose in life is to be a beacon of light, and that the three most important things are love, kindness and gratitude. When she is not busy raising two rambunctious boys, she is most often found playing her guitar or covered in paint at her art desk. Joyelle is currently creating Love Your Body events, retreats and workshops to help women reclaim ownership of their bodies and learn to love their whole selves.

 

Website: www.joyellebrandt.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/joyelle.brandt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/joyellebrandt

Email: triggerpointsanthology@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Meet the Editors

  1. Thanks you two for putting this book together. I’ve just ordered it and am v excited about it. It is so brilliant to read these small bits about other survivor’s experience of parenting. I’m single mother to two very energetic boys and had the idea I would be able to “break the cycle of abuse” instinctively and with ease. The reality has been more complicated and although they haven’t had to endure direct abuse, it’s been so painful to face the fact that they too are going to be vicariously affected by my traumatic childhood. At times it is hard not to be overwhelmed by disappointment with myself, but I am trying and learning and working on myself to improve. I know it will be a comfort to connect with others’ stories. Thanks x

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    1. We know how hard it can be to release your self judgement. Know that just having the intention to break the cycle starts the process, and no parent is perfect. Your children will learn from your efforts that we are not destined to blindly repeat the previous generations mistakes.

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