Bringing trauma survivors out of the woodwork to build a world-wide network of empowered trauma-informed
and -experienced motherfuckers, in communities and on the web to enact global change.
Providing the resources for friends, families, and coworkers to better understand, discuss, and support trauma recovery.
Overcoming stigma and expanding public understanding of PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety and stress disorders.
Expanding mental health education, recovery tools, and resources for unprivileged populations.
Impacting public opinion to foster trauma-mindful public policies; creating recovery-allowable jobs, mental health oriented management practices, and leveraging the unique skills of survivors in diverse positions.
Looking to connect?
Check out all the places you can already find a T-MFR member!
If you see someone in your area with relatable struggles, send them an email (listed for Pen Pal Opt-ins only).
If no email address is posted, feel free to hit me up and I'll facilitate a secure connection.
Let's start one-on-one conversations and get local groups acquainted for real life meet ups!
Not doomed. Not damaged.
Not dead yet.
Anyone who lives with Complex Trauma or PTSD knows the crippling physical and mental symptoms that plague your every waking moment (and with all that goddamn insomnia, you're uncomfortably awake 24/7)
Life tends to get small. The world feels unsafe. Connections are difficult to make or maintain.
Getting a grip on your symptoms to get through the day feels impossible; let alone making a meaningful life.
It's easy to throw in the towel, declare life-conspiring shit luck, and kill time waiting for a slow and ordinary death.
It's harder to get pissed about your circumstances, proclaim war on your disorder, and find your inner motherfucker.
... especially when healthcare isn't affordable and social support is fleeting.
If you're determined to take control of your mental health in-and-out of the therapist office, searching for recovery-minded resources, and desperate for real conversation from people who've lived your worst days,
you aren't alone.
You might be a traumatized motherfucker.
The MF mission is to provide recovery support, to connect trauma survivors around the world, and to take control of the societal conversation around Trauma to enact change.
I aim to spread the research-based information and recovery resources that catalyze my journey.
To acknowledge and help overcome the challenges of managing trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress disorders day-to-day.
To create member-informed resources for loved ones and life-associates to better understand the nuanced diagnosis.
To build a supportive community willing to open up about our struggles and striving to lessen the suffering of others.
And to bravely share our experiences; normalizing Trauma for our own damn selves before we expect the same from others.
No trauma sufferer should ever feel broken, damaged, or doomed.
Alone, trapped, or option-less.
Don't live in victimhood. Take charge of your diagnosis and use it in your favor. Stand up and make your voice heard.
Through real conversation and connections, we can affect minds and lives one at a time.
behind the skulls
Traumatized Motherfuckers is run by me - Jess (AKA, punk rock jess, if you're a facetious asshole)
Chicago native, Atlanta transplant.
Ex-cancer cell biologist, present day craft brewery logistics coordinator / SEO content writer / TMFR.
Former victim of pervasive life trauma, current expert on gettin' mad and rebuilding with resilience.
Just slinging words and hoping to bring folks together to talk about what we've learned...
without the blank stares and "try to relax/look on the bright side/don't worry so much" bullshit.
For more on my story and the tale of T-MFRS, check this out