The Dam Bursting

I feel like this is a sensation that many people, cis- and trans-gendered alike, could understand: “Another feeling that was very common was experiencing ‘the dam bursting’— almost every person I interviewed talks about a point in which years (decades really) of pent up frustration and shame build up and overflow, like a dam bursting. It’s important to learn from this experience when people ‘break through’ and confront forces that have been holding them back, because these are usually both societal and internal. We have to address both the ‘outside’ and the ‘inside’ to help people thrive as they grow older.” from The Damn that Bursts: On Becoming a Woman Later in Life


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