In the Underground Lights collective, whether we are trustees, staff members, volunteers or group members we have many different lived experiences. But for the majority of us, we have had bad experiences in our lives (as children or adults or both) and this has led to trauma.
Trauma can make you feel like you are stuck and trapped. It can make you feel like you are doomed to repeat the same things over and over again. Trauma can also be caused by bad experiences with services (or working for those services), diagnoses that feel like limiting labels and structural discrimination eg. of racism within services.