Queer Christmas and Finding Joy in Place of Trauma

I grew up in a nuclear family that was rather prone to outbursts of emotion and screaming during any stressful time. My family has mellowed out in recent years, as many are apt to do as we grow older, but I have C-PTSD from my experiences growing up as a queer child in a queerphobic household. Looking back, it’s clear to me that I experienced high anxiety in response to the screaming and fighting that…

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