Thriving with Trauma

is creating a sense of self, worth, and healing for those impacted by trauma

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About Thriving with Trauma

The Mission

To foster a sense of worth, self and health for those impacted by trauma while looking for inspiration to build a whole and fulfilling life.

I have complex PTSD...

The Advent Institute is an offshoot of the YouTube channel Runic Rigel.  It is by stylist, educator and artist BeBop.  You can learn more about them at


It's no secret to my viewers that I have complex post-traumatic stress disorder from experiencing severe child abuse of all kinds well up into adolescence.  I have been inspired by the discussions that we started on my channel Runic Rigel, to create a new channel where we address the impact of traumas on people's daily lives.

As someone effected by mental health disorders it has been a long-term process of trial, error, heartbreak and triumph to learn to not only survive through the extenuating circumstances that left me with these challenges but to also thrive.

I am passionate about sharing what I've learned, cultivating a community and helping others come to terms with their trauma so they can live full lives working with their life experiences not against them.

I have complex PTSD...

I am currently running three channels while working as a full time cosmetology student on the salon floor.  In these difficult pandemic times, your support is greatly felt and appreciated.  Support on Patreon has allowed me to build a website to heighten our signal.  Continued collaboration with my supporters through Patreon will allow the channels and my work to grow.  It's my greatest hope that one day the Advent Institute is not a physical place and I will be educate outside of the virtual realm.

As a long-term victim of domestic violence it is so important that these stories are told for healing and most importantly to spare others the same sort of suffering.  How do you recognize the signs?  How to you cope?  These are all things we will continue to discuss.  I truly believe removing the stigma and speaking from a place of experience can save lives and transform victims into community leaders.

Check out this article to see what I mean about needing representation:

Female Voices Need to Be Heard in Writing - Bustle

What I Create

My poetry can be found here:

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Thank You

The website you see above was funded entirely by Patreons.  I am incredibly grateful for your belief in what we do here and your continued support.  The impact you have on my work and life is very real.  Thank you for believing in me.

See you Space Cowboys...

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If we get to this point this will ensure I can continue to make videos on a regular basis.  It will also mean more videos of a higher, cinematic quality.  I would love to make more involved content depicting my story and advocating for people with PTSD, anxiety, depression and trauma survivors in addition to all of the other silly fun adventures we have together.
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