Angela Rooker is an artist and poet based out of Wichita, Kansas. Torn pages is a collection of seven years of poetry, artwork, and personal musings pulled together in four parts. Each section of this book dives into the personal day-to-day struggle of coping with the aftermath of childhood trauma. This is a story of reclaiming voice, of reclaiming personal power, a return to life. The images and writing invite the reader into the depths of PTSD, as well as uplift and encourage with individual pieces that reflect Angela’s spiritual awakenings as a result of embarking on a pathway to peace and healing. This excerpt displays the text only, since this site prevents posting multiple PDF images of the mixed media work. Angela is currently working on a putting together a website, where she will have more flexibility posting images of the artwork that is included in this book.