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Human Parts

My Body Held Onto My Trauma. EMDR Helped Me Let Go.

The Lebanese Civil War ended when I was a kid, but the pain lasted far longer

This mosaic in the Eshmun Azar Temple, locationed in the southern Lebanon port of Sidon, was restored after sustaining damage during the Lebanese civil war. Photo: MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / Contributor via Getty Images

II can still vividly recall the look on my high school history teacher’s face when I raised my hand and asked why the Lebanese history books stopped at 1975. It was 1992 and my mind could not fill the gap with the obvious: No one wanted to talk…

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