The End of Trauma

Susie Kahlich
5 min readJan 22, 2023

What happens when you revisit the site of a violent event 23 years later?

Photo by Aleksandr Ledogorov on Unsplash

I’ve been in Los Angeles this week to close a kind of a loop. This is the city where my life was set on a completely different path than the reason I came here for, and changed the nature of who I am.

I arrived in Los Angeles in 1997 with my sights set on becoming a screenwriter. I did the normal new-in-town screenwriter things — I…

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Susie Kahlich

CEO of SINGE | Founder of Pretty Deadly Self Defense @ prettydeadlyselfdefense.com | Former producer of art podcast Artipoeus: art you can hear @ artipoeus.com