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How embroidery broke the silence around women’s apartheid trauma

How embroidery broke the silence around women’s apartheid trauma

PULENG SEGALO, Professor of Psychology, University of South Africa HOW do we speak trauma? We know from medicine that people embody trauma, beyond words. It shows up in our hearts and our blood pressure, our dreams and our nightmares; we pass it onto our children, and we work it through in arts, spirituality, counselling. My work has focused on a burning question in South Africa: how did women survive, care for others, and live through the many traumas of apartheid? I was interested in looking for ways to dismantle the polished narratives that circulate and are so often taken as…
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