While treatment is a protected environment, many women do not feel entirely safe and supported in a coed facility and may even be further traumatized. For women who struggle with relationship issues such as codependency, etc., attending a coed treatment center can inhibit the recovery process.
I chose to devote myself to the exploration of who I was underneath the thick layers of masculinity, and I chose to reveal my inner feminine one layer at a time. Raw, real, uncomfortable and incredibly vulnerable. A process that to this day I am still undergoing, one which will continue to ...
When I added the lovely extra letters to words like 'neighbour' and 'favourite', or went 'to hospital' or back 'to University', it did not feel fraudulent, but like a gleeful, mischievous sort of conceit.