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What 2020, the Political Divide and COVID-19 Taught Me As a Trauma Survivor

This past year has been truly difficult for me. Election years in America seem nearly intolerable, with hate and division sewn on both sides that have often left me feeling hopeless and “small.” Many times I feel as though people are talking over one another, belittling others and even engaging in bullying behavior.

Admittedly I have, at times, engaged in these fruitless pursuits. But, many more times than not, I end up deleting my post or comments entirely, especially if it gains traction.

It just doesn’t seem to be worth the energy to argue as I often wind up feeling defeated and even downright depressed. This last year has been particularly hard for me.

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