I best write creative non-fiction; I take the mundane and/or frustrating scenarios in life and I make them witty & relatable. Sometimes I’m able to apply this to painful scenarios, as well. Recently, I’ve been through enough trauma and assault that, if it weren’t so real, one might be shocked just to the point of laughter. I’ve been too paralyzed to write about it because my voice seems socially disrespectful to the topic of sexual assault and gender violence, but writing itself is healing for me. In fact, often appropriate and tasteful laughter is my own personal medication. Do you think it’s possible to write about the tragedies of trauma in a reverent, yet occasionally humorous way? This is a victim/survivor (the awkward dance around which to assign in this situation is something I could play easily with, just off the top of my head), asking the general writing public and especially anyone who has been in my shoes—Is it impossible to relate to such a somber topic this way? Is it maybe even easier to grasp those emotions through laughter for some? If you’d rather not advertise that we share in this experience but would still like to weigh in, feel free to message me your response! And if you have any resources on this, I welcome them with open arms.