It was time for the Human Library project again. I did two different places this year. And sandwiched in-between them a live interview with the local new station.
Yeah...shy old me LOL.
Ball of steel man! Balls of steel (and a little bit of Ativan)
It really is an incredible experience. I enjoy it immensely. I love helping others to understand SIV better.
Here I am boring one of my "readers"
I was approached to have a reading videoed by the local news paper. Went in to it a little unsure if the one on one book/reader experience would make that jump.
I think it came across just fine.
This gentleman I feel got it. He treated the subject with compassion and respect. I appreciate it. There is so much need for this out there.
The adrenaline is wearing off and I want to just debrief and make sure I am grounded and safe.
Each time I have told the story verbally I have refined what I wish to share. I think next year It will be even better.
I didn't ever see me as a vocal champion for the self injure. But that day I did an presentation on it in my Abnormal psych class., way back in the 90's I have had the desire to do it again. I found teaching other on the subject very rewarding.
I learn more about SIV when I talk about it. I will get asked questions that cause me to have to dig deeper and explore it more.
There was only once when I got triggered. One reader was probing for triggering details. I was able to stand up for myself and decline. Once you ring my alarm bells, all trust with you is wiped and you have to start again.
I think I am safe.