Sadly, many of us have experienced profound trauma in our lives - trauma that, over time, has a great deal to do with the people we become, the struggles we face, our triumphs in life, and our passions. In her encore essay, Kim Baker tells us about trauma in her life that, until very recently, was a deep, dark secret. Today, she is empowered by her past.
Kim Baker has been teaching writing in academe and business for 19 years. Baker also works to end violence against women, including performing in the annual Until the Violence Stops Festival. Her poetry has been published widely in print and online