I am honored to be participating in a timely symposium “The Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine” at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. My piece on PTSD and Traumatic Memory “Remembering What was Forgotten” will be part of an exhibit on “Art and Brain Disorders.”
With the outpouring of women coming forward with their stories of sexual abuse emboldened by the MeToo movement, it’s important to remember memories of sexual abuse can be buried for decades but the consequences for the victim are felt for years and many suffer PTSD.
Trauma is processed by the brain differently than other ordinary events and “gaps” don’t detract from the truth and accuracy of the pieces of memory the victims do have. The central details remain, haunting their victims decades after the event.
I know. I have them
Opening Reception is this Friday, June 14, 2019 5:30-7:30
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Gallery
222 Richard Street Providence, RI
Exhibition June 13-Aug 21