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Cutting Ties

And Trauma’s Lies

Carrie Graham
Published in
8 min readFeb 27, 2024

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The night my music manager called me to tell me that I had been nominated for a Juno award (against Alanis Morissette, no less), I got off the phone and cut the inside of my forearms. I didn’t bleed too heavily because, even though I’d cut properly lengthwise, I missed the main veins.

Once I saw the flesh spread wide open with fat and blue, ropey blood vessels exposed, I couldn’t bring…

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Carrie Graham
Human Parts

Left Coastie, Canadian-ish person. Writey-painty, artsy-webby. Arting at carriegraham.art; musicking at carrigraham.ca; devving at carriegraham.dev