By Sara Tang
“This piece is a semblance of my trauma and healing experiences that I created in two hours. Processing trauma and growing in self-awareness is a journey that takes years of unraveling, questioning, researching, listening and educating. In my experience with trauma, there were many voices that pressured, brainwashed, gas-lighted and shamed me.
"The voices of support, compassion, openness and understanding have been invaluable to the healing process. Ultimately, ‘Heart Tasting’ helped me trust my own experiences, motives and voice again. Take courage! You’re not alone. Mental health, mental illnesses and trauma affect each one of us. Let’s open more conversations about these topics and be gentle with the unfolding of our own journeys.”