Posts by Mytrae Meliana

Mytrae Meliana is a holistic psychotherapist, women’s empowerment and spiritual teacher, sound healer, and author. She offers workshops and programs for women to heal from trauma, liberate themselves from patriarchy, and connect with the Divine Feminine so they can create true, embodied, and inspired lives. She shares her journey in her award-winning memoir Brown Skin Girl: An Indian-American Womans Magical Journey from Broken to Beautiful. Visit her website for upcoming events and programs.   Instagram | Twitter | Facebook group | LinkedIn

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4 Things I Needed to Accept to Let Go and Heal After Trauma

TRIGGER WARNING: This post references sexual abuse and may be triggered to some people.

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~Steve Maraboli

My family immigrated to the U.S. from India when I was sixteen. Being Indian, my traditional family expected me to have an arranged marriage.

At twenty-two, as a graduate music student, I fell in love with an American man. When my family found out about our secret relationship, they took me back to India and …