What's that thing when you are surviving trauma knowing you'll never be the same, but also you take pride in who you are becoming? Well, we call it Healing.
Healing comes through many modalities, from therapy to kink to mindfulness. Healing is often sold as a destination, where one can leave the trauma behind and move on. As we understand healing, it is not about burying the traumatic experience in the deepest parts of our mind. Rather, it is about allowing trauma to exist as part of what makes us whole.
Note: healing is rarely a quick process, it often takes a lifetime and that's OK.