If you want to know where to find your contribution to the world, look at your wounds. When you learn how to heal them, teach others” -Emily Maroutian

TW: Sexual violence

Hello there! My name is Alexandria.

Thank you for stopping by to read a little bit about me.

I write about trauma and recovery as well as critical analysis of media, culture, and politics.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m unapologetically one of those angry intersectional feminists…

The keys to understanding how love-bombing differs from a healthy, romantic courtship.

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For decades, psychiatrists and psychologists have studied the manipulative tools used by narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths. The concept of “Love-Bombing” is one of these tools and is defined by these professionals as a form of psychological manipulation regularly used by pimps, gang members, and cult leaders to maintain power and…

“Don’t make me not a role model because you’re turned on by me.”

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At the beginning of the month, British Vogue published a cover story and photoshoot capturing the young pop artist, Billie Eilish, in swanky pin-up style corsets, hosiery, gloves, and a classic Burberry Trench coat. Although this shoot was entirely her idea, Billie was nervous for the release because it’s so…

We demand aesthetic perfection from women while simultaneously crucifying those who elect to alter their appearances.

Photos: Getty

Ever since Ariana Grande announced her appearance as a judge on The Voice this past March, plastic surgery rumors, particularly a nose job, have been trending all over the internet.

Since the premiere of Season 21 in September, she has posted a new selfie almost every week that has drawn…

We don’t decide how fast or slow the clock is ticking.

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We are all
constantly thinking about
time
and how to use it,
or how to get the most from it.

We measure time in productivity
which is incorrect
but it's too late to
change that for the world.

We can possibly change it for ourselves.

I was recently asked
what I think
the best use of
my time is.

I answered,
"When I
enjoy…

Re-living the debut of an album that inspired my first ideas of real love.

Credit: Beth Garrabrant

After months of waiting, Taylor’s Version of her album Red has finally been released. Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album originally debuted in October 2012, but this year she has begun re-releasing her previous works in order to rightfully gain back ownership of her masters.

After thoroughly enjoying the release of…

A Poem

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They tell me I'm strong.
It's true.

How familiar,
the sound of

misunderstanding
behind the word "strong"
coupled with good intentions.

I say nothing
or
"thank you."

It’s widely believed that
trauma
makes victims more
resilient.

Trauma doesn't make
victims more
anything.
Trauma takes.

Trauma is a monster
that aims to annihilate
anything in its path.

Trauma has the strength
to destroy…

Alexandria Roswick

Freelance Writer. Blogger. Advocate. I write about trauma, recovery, and critical analysis of media and culture. Contact Me: https://linktr.ee/alexandriaroswick

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