How it Feels to Write Publicly About My Trauma (or How I Learned To Fly)

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Photo by Calvin Mano on Unsplash

After a near-fatal fall from the high-dive, I’m finally learning to fly.

When I was about eight I took swimming lessons at the community pool. It had a high dive with a twenty-foot drop. My handsome swimming teacher and his friends would frequently fly from its edge in the most graceful dives…

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Amy Punt

Amy Punt

CEO, Punt On Point Media, Two Master’s degrees: Communication/Marketing + Directing for Film & TV. I write at the intersection of trauma/mental health/culture.