Through the stories of her clients, research participants and personal reflections, trauma therapist and qualitative researcher, Mel Gentry Bosna, explores the why and how of self-abandonment and consent violations." In The House Of Me is equal parts memoir and manual, and lights a path for readers to more fully discern their inner "yes, no, and maybe".
This path is explored against the backdrop of family dynamics, trauma and the systems that hijack consent development, namely patriarchy, religious fundamentalism and white supremacy. Despite our best intentions, many of us default into a disembodied consent, harming ourselves and others.
The world of survivors is steadily unleashing a rebelliousness that does not just hope but intends greater safety. Many of us have the taste of consent on our lips and are hungry for more, this book will show you how to experience it through a practice of embodied consent.