Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Make Peace With Past Trauma?

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Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

How can I transform pain of severe trauma in the past into peace for the present and hope for the future?


Each wound is living aware of itself. The living feels intensely its edges. The edges seethe to be well. ; The wellness when it comes is, then, the supreme gift ; & the wellness remembers the deep living of the wound, & so is happier than any easy health.

Previously: How Can I Stand This Lack of Humility?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at