“Shame, an emotion common for survivors, is often framed as a ‘bad’ feeling to be excised in privatized settings like therapy. On the other hand, forgiveness, imbued with a religious-patriarchal sense, is a ‘good’ feeling to have, tied into personal liberation.
These binaries of ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ limit feelings like shame, to the realm of personal work. It obscures interrelated shaming systems like the prison system which can complicate our frameworks for survivor liberation…”
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