Skyler is creating discussion topics to unpack the reality of trauma and abuse
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patrons

$151
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UNPACKING THE DIVERSE AND COMPLEX REALITY OF TRAUMA AND ABUSE


CURRENT WORK:

For the past seven years, I have been curating a practice of informing, educating, and inviting conversation about the prolific and complex adversities of sex trafficking and child sexual abuse. I believe that the unjust societal privileges, the intimate intricacies of diverse human experiences, and the lifelong residual impacts of abuse make the issue of trauma itself a communal and global problem that demands more than spotlight attention.

The roots of this issue are known by those with the privilege to heal, and I believe survivors have the awareness to change the current trajectory of this ancient epidemic. Not only for the victims, but also the perpetrators, the judicial systems, and the communities they reside in. Shifting abuse from a closed-door subject that demands victims to live with the profound aftermath alone, where it cycles and erodes lives, into a known one.

MY INVOLVEMENT:
Both publicly and professionally I share my own eighteen years of childhood sexual abuse and sex trafficking history and the privileged ways I have been able to choose mind, body, and soul healing. I provide education and training through  workshops , events, and written formats. I also extend free resources in forms of online courses, conversation, and belief for other survivors.

In the Summer of 2018, I returned to University after a long hiatus in order to partner my aforementioned commitments with a formal education. Pursuing a BA in International Studies with an emphasis on Global Development, the hope is to go on to receive a Master’s in Slavery and Liberation, and then one day obtain a PhD and become a professor. Turning my workshops and writings into long-term, tenured, courses. With the end goal being to train, engage, and grow alongside the up-and-coming lawyers, judges, professors, executives, social workers, and doctors in order to provide the world with more trauma-informed leaders. Everything I am privileged to study weaves itself into the work I currently provide and further informs me of how I can do it better.

HOW TO SUPPORT ME:

95% of what I do now is free, but none of it comes without cost on my end. I am a full-time advocate, and a full-time student, living with a debilitating autoimmune disorder*. Every cent of support I receive provides me with the resources to the further my studies and continue committing to the sustainability of my work. Any and all extensions of support, both free and monetary, helps move my work forward.

Here are all the ways you can help.
Tiers
(Pledge $1 or more per month)
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • Get exclusive access to my weekly photos and posts about trauma, abuse, and healing-- Including the safety to engage with me privately about them here on Patreon.
  • Receive a shout out as a "Patron" in the book and at events!
The Book: Chapter 1
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Book Readers
(Pledge $5 or more per month)
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Get exclusive access to my weekly photos and posts about trauma, abuse, and healing-- Including the safety to engage with me privately about them here on Patreon.
  • Lifetime access to our "Together, Believed" Podcast Episodes.
  • Receive a shout out as a "Patron" in the book and at events!
  • All notes from my scholastic work, and access to the grounding techniques I develop to sustain my mental health in school.
(Pledge $10 or more per month)
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Get exclusive access to my weekly photos and posts about trauma, abuse, and healing-- Including the safety to engage with me privately about them here on Patreon.
  • Lifetime access to our "Together, Believed" Podcast Episodes and all the notes from my scholastic work. 
  • Access to the grounding techniques I develop to sustain my mental health in school, and updates of the embodiment work (including nutritional recipes).
  • Receive a shout out as a "Patron" in the book and at events!



(Pledge $25 or more per month)
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
  • ALL of the ABOVE...PLUS!
  • Receive all my personal research, education, and updates regarding my scholastic studies and networking insights.
(Pledge $50 or more per month)
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • ALL of the ABOVE...PLUS!
  • Receive a personal phone/skype call from me, to discuss trauma and life.
Goals
$151 of $500 per month
This goes directly back into the education and advocacy I am doing, along with supporting my monthly loans for school.
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UNPACKING THE DIVERSE AND COMPLEX REALITY OF TRAUMA AND ABUSE


CURRENT WORK:

For the past seven years, I have been curating a practice of informing, educating, and inviting conversation about the prolific and complex adversities of sex trafficking and child sexual abuse. I believe that the unjust societal privileges, the intimate intricacies of diverse human experiences, and the lifelong residual impacts of abuse make the issue of trauma itself a communal and global problem that demands more than spotlight attention.

The roots of this issue are known by those with the privilege to heal, and I believe survivors have the awareness to change the current trajectory of this ancient epidemic. Not only for the victims, but also the perpetrators, the judicial systems, and the communities they reside in. Shifting abuse from a closed-door subject that demands victims to live with the profound aftermath alone, where it cycles and erodes lives, into a known one.

MY INVOLVEMENT:
Both publicly and professionally I share my own eighteen years of childhood sexual abuse and sex trafficking history and the privileged ways I have been able to choose mind, body, and soul healing. I provide education and training through  workshops , events, and written formats. I also extend free resources in forms of online courses, conversation, and belief for other survivors.

In the Summer of 2018, I returned to University after a long hiatus in order to partner my aforementioned commitments with a formal education. Pursuing a BA in International Studies with an emphasis on Global Development, the hope is to go on to receive a Master’s in Slavery and Liberation, and then one day obtain a PhD and become a professor. Turning my workshops and writings into long-term, tenured, courses. With the end goal being to train, engage, and grow alongside the up-and-coming lawyers, judges, professors, executives, social workers, and doctors in order to provide the world with more trauma-informed leaders. Everything I am privileged to study weaves itself into the work I currently provide and further informs me of how I can do it better.

HOW TO SUPPORT ME:

95% of what I do now is free, but none of it comes without cost on my end. I am a full-time advocate, and a full-time student, living with a debilitating autoimmune disorder*. Every cent of support I receive provides me with the resources to the further my studies and continue committing to the sustainability of my work. Any and all extensions of support, both free and monetary, helps move my work forward.

Here are all the ways you can help.

Recent posts by Skyler

Tiers
(Pledge $1 or more per month)
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • Get exclusive access to my weekly photos and posts about trauma, abuse, and healing-- Including the safety to engage with me privately about them here on Patreon.
  • Receive a shout out as a "Patron" in the book and at events!
The Book: Chapter 1
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Book Readers
(Pledge $5 or more per month)
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Get exclusive access to my weekly photos and posts about trauma, abuse, and healing-- Including the safety to engage with me privately about them here on Patreon.
  • Lifetime access to our "Together, Believed" Podcast Episodes.
  • Receive a shout out as a "Patron" in the book and at events!
  • All notes from my scholastic work, and access to the grounding techniques I develop to sustain my mental health in school.
(Pledge $10 or more per month)
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Get exclusive access to my weekly photos and posts about trauma, abuse, and healing-- Including the safety to engage with me privately about them here on Patreon.
  • Lifetime access to our "Together, Believed" Podcast Episodes and all the notes from my scholastic work. 
  • Access to the grounding techniques I develop to sustain my mental health in school, and updates of the embodiment work (including nutritional recipes).
  • Receive a shout out as a "Patron" in the book and at events!



(Pledge $25 or more per month)
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
  • ALL of the ABOVE...PLUS!
  • Receive all my personal research, education, and updates regarding my scholastic studies and networking insights.
(Pledge $50 or more per month)
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • ALL of the ABOVE...PLUS!
  • Receive a personal phone/skype call from me, to discuss trauma and life.