Review: I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley | The Fountain
A significant essay, published by The Indigo Press, is Lucia Osborne-Crowley's I Choose Elena, which was mostly about the insidious effect that trauma can have on the physical make-up of the body. Aged 15 and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, she was violently raped on a night out. The injuries she sustained that evening ended her gymnastics career, and eventually manifested in life-long chronic illnesses, which medical professionals now believe can be caused by untreated trauma.