How a Picasso Painting Helped Me Move Past Numbness After Trauma
I had not been erased by the violence I’d suffered, but was changed by it. A new, difficult layer had been added to my life.
The Tragedy. La CorridaBullfighting Scene (The Victims)
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Jennifer Marie Donahue’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, The Rumpus, Pidgeonholes, Yalobusha Review, JMWW, So to Speak!, and other fine places. She currently lives in Massachusetts. You can find her online at: www.jmdonahue.com.
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