Horreya Averroes

Horreya Averroes

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  • Horreya Averroes
    Published 4 days ago
    The Tortured Artist Stereotype, Is  It Real?

    The Tortured Artist Stereotype, Is It Real?

    Today I discovered r/cptsdcreatives and my mind was blown. Looking at ingeniously expressive artworks got me wondering about whether living through trauma somehow enhances creativity.
  • Horreya Averroes
    Published 6 days ago
    A Journey Through Self-Harm

    A Journey Through Self-Harm

    I did not feel pain when my father beat me with all his might. I did not feel pain, when my sister smashed my head into the side of an open drawer, giving me a black eye. I did not feel pain when my mother smashed my head into the wall, leaving it with a protuberant bump. It was like I was not there at all. It was scary. So I resorted to inflicting pain on myself, hoping that I would feel ‘something normal’.
  • Horreya Averroes
    Published 7 days ago
    I Married My Rapist

    I Married My Rapist

    It was painful, very painful, at first. I screamed, I asked him to stop, I tried to fight him off. When it became obvious he was not going to, I felt my body becoming numb, my brain slowing down, and my vision becoming darker, as if someone was slowly turning down the contrast and the quality of the visuals my brain was receiving. My last thought was I should have listened to my parents.
  • Horreya Averroes
    Published 7 days ago
    The Belt Lashes Were Less Painful.

    The Belt Lashes Were Less Painful.

    I remember the sting of the belt very well, but the most painful thing about the experience was not at all physical.