Anger Makes Me a Modern Girl: Weaponizing PTSD in an Age of Global Injustice

Source: exile in happy valley
by Nicky Reid

“In case you haven’t noticed, the news has been pretty fucked up lately and frankly so have I. This isn’t exactly a new development for me or the world. In fact, for as long as I can remember, it feels like the planet has been burning behind an unblinking lens while I bawl my eyes out in the corner but lately, I’ve been getting a little exhausted by all the carnage. Just when I thought that nothing could be more infuriating than watching wave after wave of conscripted slaves being blown to bits for NATO in Ukraine, Israel decides to respond to a completely avoidable terrorist attack by declaring total war on the children of one of the most impoverished places on earth. Every day is body parts and rubble and screaming babies and I’m starting to break.” (11/12/23)