Trauma Magic is a sweeping essay collection that celebrates the magic of trauma survivors and unfolds the generative questions trauma allows us to ask. Whether queering time, pain, & substance use, considering Irish fairy faith as a diasporic ecological ethics, or illustrating witchcraft as resistance against sexual violence and academic monopolies on knowing, Morrigan weaves a rigorously theoretical background with a seditious affirmation of embodiment. Trauma and magic are legitimate knowledges, ways of being in the world, and sites of possibility.
Clementine Morrigan (they/she) is a writer living in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. They are the author of several books and zines including Love Without Emergency, Fucking Magic, Trauma Magic, You Can't Own the Fucking Stars, and The Size of a Bird. You can find her writing in places like GUTS Magazine, Shameless Magazine, Prose & Lore, Somatechnics, and The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. They are the creator and facilitator of the popular workshop Trauma Informed Polyamory. She writes about queer sexuality, trauma recovery, developing secure attachment, transformative justice, obliterating shame, anarchist spirituality, and the power of desire. They are passionate about nervous system education. More than anything else, her work is for survivors and people who live with trauma.
Spring 2021 · Nonfiction · Trade paperback · Editor: Tara McGowan-Ross