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rosey

MyPTSD Pro
Did you experience trauma during childhood?

Would you like the opportunity to have your voice published?

Did you have an adverse childhood experience?

Was your voice not heard?


  • Would you like the opportunity to have your voice now published in a collection of voices of those having experienced childhood trauma?
  • Would you like to be a part of a charity / campaign on the importance of childhood protection?
  • We are looking for a number of adults living in the UK who experienced a trauma during childhood.
  • Whatever type of trauma, be it abuse, neglect, bullying, abandonment, medical, an accident, witnessing something terrifying, or anything else that you deem adverse or traumatic, we would love to hear from you.
You will be required to write a piece in the form of a letter or victim statement to the person/persons who were involved in your trauma. Note you might even want to address it to a higher power or the world in general.



If you would like to take part but are not a confident writer, the editor can work with you or write it for you.

To arrange a meeting with the editor please email [email protected]
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Mee

MyPTSD Pro
I am potentially be interested in this - but an incomplete picture of who are you as the editor, what sort of publisher the book is to be under the auspices of - it feels kind of like capitalising on our trauma without informing us. To arrange a meeting with an editor just known by a first name and a project title rather than a publisher’s email - it feels really uncomfortable to me. I’m not opposed to self publishers but I think it should be clear if that’s what this is.

how will our stories further the understanding of trauma in culture? Will there be a psychological interpretation of them? Or a cultural analysis of - for example gender issues? War? If so who will the ‘expert/s’ be?

If I am to contribute to this I would want to know it’s more than car crash reading or pulp pity.

I recognise my post might read as a little forthright and for that I apologise- I would genuinely be interested if some points are clarified and I’m comfortable with them. I cannot help but feel it’s particularly insensitive and a little ‘dodgy’ feeling to ask trauma survivors to write to an unknown , unverifiable person for a meeting.
 

lostforgottensoul

MyPTSD Pro
Have you thought of making it a worldwide thing? Either way, cool idea! I always wanted my voice heard as it never was and always thought about writing a book about my past. Seems like a really healing idea.
 

rosey

MyPTSD Pro
Have you thought of making it a worldwide thing? Either way, cool idea! I always wanted my voice heard as it never was and always thought about writing a book about my past. Seems like a really healing idea.
worldwide would be good but this is specific to the UK as the aim is to link to an awareness campaign/ charity which is UK based. Also, the level of interest in the UK alone is a job and a half to manage.

Maybe the next book can be wider.
 

Movingforward10

MyPTSD Pro
I agree that more info would be helpful? Which charity and what campaign is it linked to?
Do contributers get paid or what happens with the contribution and credits etc?
 

rosey

MyPTSD Pro
I am potentially be interested in this - but an incomplete picture of who are you as the editor, what sort of publisher the book is to be under the auspices of - it feels kind of like capitalising on our trauma without informing us. To arrange a meeting with an editor just known by a first name and a project title rather than a publisher’s email - it feels really uncomfortable to me. I’m not opposed to self publishers but I think it should be clear if that’s what this is.

how will our stories further the understanding of trauma in culture? Will there be a psychological interpretation of them? Or a cultural analysis of - for example gender issues? War? If so who will the ‘expert/s’ be?

If I am to contribute to this I would want to know it’s more than car crash reading or pulp pity.

I recognise my post might read as a little forthright and for that I apologise- I would genuinely be interested if some points are clarified and I’m comfortable with them. I cannot help but feel it’s particularly insensitive and a little ‘dodgy’ feeling to ask trauma survivors to write to an unknown , unverifiable person for a meeting.
I appreciate your questions and concerns.

It is, as I am sure you will appreciate, not possible to give all the details in a post. As editors, we too prefer to have some level of anonymity at this stage and don't want to have our personal details all over the place, it is common practice for editors to recruit contributors in this manner.

I will try to address some for you but feel free to email the noted address to discuss further.

This is a not to profit and not a self-published book. Any money raised will be donated to a charity campaign about child protection. There will be no cashing in I can assure you, currently the editors are working on this voluntarily and it is an extremely time-consuming task.

There is no psychological element to the book it is purely about a collection of peoples stories to highlight the scale of need for better childhood protection schemes.

I hope the above goes some way to answer your concerns.
 

rosey

MyPTSD Pro
I agree that more info would be helpful? Which charity and what campaign is it linked to?
Do contributers get paid or what happens with the contribution and credits etc?
Hi,

I can't release details of the campaign/charity at the moment as it is being finalised as to which campaign it is best suited for. As soon as the agreement is finalised (hopefully in the next few days) it will be announced to those involved.

No one, including the editors, receive payment, it would be overly complicated to divide any sum up. Writers payments will be donated to charity. I think most people would be shocked at how little money authors make. The average fiction writer makes about £5 per hour, for nonfiction, it is significantly lower. writing is not a money-generating career.

In terms of credit, it is up to individual contributors as to whether they want to use their own name on their contribution or use a pseudonym.

Feel free to email for any other questions.
 
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