Full List of Content Warnings for Xaneria Ann
As a member of the mental health community and a survivor of trauma, I respect the concerns of people who struggle with media consumption. Often times, it is overlooked. While I am not someone who says away with Content Warnings, I know that it is something important to the mental health and safety of others, and thus have worked diligently to provide warnings for all content included in my books.
A question I get asked a lot: Why do you not use Trigger Warnings.
I'm going to keep my answer simple. Trigger Warnings, as a term, triggers me. Growing up, I was left to deal with my mental health on my own. No manner of therapy or intervention was offered and outside of a freak accident, I was never taken seriously. Nor was my mental health. One of the most common phrases I heard, outside of "you are just crazy" or "get your shit together" was "Wow, triggered much?".
To me, the implication of "triggers" falls in line with a plethora of other terms used to attack and weaponize my mental health, implying I am lesser than others. While I can ignore words such as crazy or insane, I cannot and will not ignore the implications that being triggered in my life is something to be ashamed of and for that reason, I will never refer to my Content Warnings as Trigger Warnings.
I cannot control or dictate the speech of others, I would never try no matter how hateful or ignorant they get, but I will control mine. I warn of content, not of triggers. I don't know your story or your mental health and do not pretend to do so.
This is a general list of content warnings. Further details can be found on the individual pages for each series.
I do my best to provide guidance here but if you see something I missed, Contact Me.
Because the list of phobias and content is extensive, I encourage everyone to view and update content warnings on Trigger Warnings Database.
If you are curious about my use of -misia rather than -phobia, understand that prejudice is not a fear, it is an action. You can read more about the Misia Pledge on Diversity Pride.