It's Hard to Explain what happens after a person experiences trauma. Everyone reacts to the stress differently, but there are common symptoms: depersonalization, hyper-awareness, depression, social withdraw, and self-harm. Even though these are signs that someone has experienced trauma, these are not all encompassing. The experiences of trauma fall on a spectrum. There is no perfect specimen. My experiences may be different than someone else's, but I hope this body of work resonates for the traumatized and those trying to understand the complexity of abuse.