Rest Can Be Triggering
If you have spent a lot of time in hospitals or institutions or forced to lie in bed, rest can be very triggering. When you spend long periods of your life forced not to do anything, rest can feel like a punishment. Medical and psychiatric trauma are real.
At this time of year, we can get a lot of messaging about rest and productivity that lack nuance. So this post is a shoutout to all of our sick, crip, mad, and disabled community out there who struggle with finding Crip space for rest. You are valid too.
ID: Rest can be triggering. Background photo of mountains against the sky on a full moon night.