I choose Elena

I choose Elena
Osborne-Crowley, Lucia
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  • Published: 2020
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Aged fifteen and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped in Sydney on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten years of her life. Her path to healing began a decade later, when she told someone about her rape for the very first time. Lucia eventually found solace in writers like Elena Ferrante, and her work is about rediscovering vulnerability and resilience in the face of formerly unbearable trauma. The author explores what has been proved, but is not yet widely known, about how trauma affects the body, bringing to our attention its cyclical, intergenerational nature; how trauma intersects with deeply held beliefs about the credibility of women; and how trauma is played out again and again in the fabric of our cultures, governments, judicial systems and relationships.

Related Subjects

Rape trauma syndrome.
Sexual abuse victims.
Sexual abuse victims--Psychology.
Sexual abuse victims--Rehabilitation.


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9781760878078 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Osborne-Crowley, Lucia,


I choose Elena / Lucia Osborne-Crowley.

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Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2020.

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146 pages ; 20 cm

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Personal subject:

Osborne-Crowley, Lucia.

Subject term:

Rape trauma syndrome.

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Sexual abuse victims.

Subject term:

Sexual abuse victims--Psychology.

Subject term:

Sexual abuse victims--Rehabilitation.

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