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Apryl E. Pooley

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Apryl E. Pooley was raised in Charleston, Illinois--a small, rural college town where she stayed to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from the biological sciences department at Eastern Illinois University. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Michigan State University where she currently researches the effects of traumatic stress on the brain. Apryl began neuroscience research to gain a better understanding of her own life, but what she found was a drive to help other people living with PTSD. A scientist by training, a writer by practice, and an artist by nature, all of Apryl's work is inspired by the drive to make sense of the world around her and to help others do the same.

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Forgetting trauma: doomed to repeat?

Today is the 13 year anniversary of my first rape. Technically, it was on October 25th, but it was on a Saturday—and this Saturday morning, October 22nd 2016 ,is when my body chose to remember it. I’ve written before of “anniversary reactions” in people with PTSD, and I woke up this morning thinking “holy shit, the day I was raped was Eastern’s homecoming.” New memories, still coming 13 years late

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