Just a Girl: Our Challenge to Heal Childhood Trauma (Paperback)
"Sanctuary Trauma", in other words, trauma caused by those closest to us in our home environment, where we are supposed to be safe, often goes undetected. This is a story about how it is possible to embrace our childhood wounds that have shaped us and redefine our story moving into adulthood, so we do not pass on abusive cycles within our own home. She also names out the challenges we may have to reach out to those children who are hurting and who need us most when their home environment is in chaos. To challenge the old story of "What is wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?". This book takes you on a journey, a soul journey. First, to understand the dynamics of an unsafe home and how it can affect a child's perception of life through the eyes of Karen's shared experience; and secondly, to understand the effort it takes to move out of the path of being a victim to an empowered path of being your truest self. Karen encourages others to take this journey with her, to seek understanding, and to reflect on your own life's journey toward healing. and ultimately to change the story of your life.