Lost for words after Beirut - How trauma stifles expression

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Former journalist Shaya Laughlin found herself unable to write when she was caught in the recent Beirut explosion (her home for the last two years) and in this trauma struggled to express herself when it mattered most.

Murder scenes, fatal car crashes, drownings and interviewing grieving families were all part of my usual daily work as a young journalist in Australia.

Shaya Laughlin

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