- Publisher: Demeter Press
- ISBN: 9781927335086
- Price: $14.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Nov 2012
- Rights: World
- Pages: 124
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Rupture is an exploration of sexuality, violence, recovery and reclamation of self. Through images, poetry, and prose Clementine Morrigan examines the processes of destruction and creation which are fundamental to healing. She exposes the messy, contradictory, painful, pleasurable, powerful, and vulnerable experience that is the journey through trauma. She asks us not to position survivors of sexual violence as either simply helpless victims no simply empowered survivors. Instead she demands to be recognized as fully humand and explores uncompromisingly the process of recovery.
“Clementine has created a masterpiece. At times heartbreaking, her stories of sexuality, incest, alcohol and domestic violence are all too familiar. In the hands of young women, this book has the possibility of bringing about stronger friendships, louder voices and real change. Her words pierce right to the bone and to the soul. She has spoken for those who thought they had no voice.
—LaMesha Melton, writer and
About the Author
Clementine Morrigan is a multidisciplinary, queer feminist artist based in Toronto. She has been writing all her life and producing zines for the past ten years.