Memes that Shame Trauma Survivors - part 1


At first glance these are terrific memes. Who doesn't want to do any or all of these?

  • Get over it

  • Move on

  • Forgive

  • Relax

  • Let go

  • Stay present.

At face value, they make great sense but in many ways what the memes ask isn't psychologically available or biologically possible.

So, these seemingly motivational memes can be utterly demoralizing to trauma survivors. This series will unpack why. The goal is to heal shame by helping people to compassionately see themselves and others as biological miracles of survival.


This series is intended to

  • Raise awareness

  • Educate and normalize the trauma response