In order to forget the abuse, I created another world into which I could put my mind whilst my body was being abused. A door opened in my head.
The cartoon girl is floating and disappearing in a tower made from Battenberg cake. This well known technique is called ‘Dissociation’ and it has been used by survivors of abuse and torture and violence for thousands of years.
BATTENBERG GIRL WORDS …
In trying to self protect
I disappear a little more
To a place where everyone is a cartoon
Where humans evaporate