Love Me Hate Me Dear LORD, please Bless us ALL cause this is ME! People think that you should get over being a victim of violence because they think that nothing of value was taken. Not like a car, large screen t.v., computer or anything valuable like that. Nothing you can put down on a police report, right? Victims/Survivors are robbed of things that can never be replaced.
The Truth About Rape & Distraction That No One is Talking About: Part 1 So to continue, when we talk about rape the conversation always turns to ……how distracting and problematic it is for the rapist. A large swath of our population takes to social media, and any available microphone to go on and on about ……the burden the rapist must bear. …how hard it is for he/she
People who pressure Survivors to tell a single story. via GIPHYEx: Black Survivors are not allowed to tell how slavery impacted our black families. Even though this is a core reason why generation after generation, in some family units, you can talk about any other social ill. However, you may never speak about rape.The damage still continues to this very day. Silence is a shield, a flawed one, but effective nonetheless. Besides,
When a close relative, Morgan*, announced her pregnancy our family was ecstatic! I had to hear hear every detail. By this time my own pregnancy was like 15 years ago and I I was too young, sick, and terrified to appreciate the whole miracle. Yes, I was reliving my pregnancy through her. She didn’t mind. I checked. I know I can get bossy and not in a good way all
Today, my mind is tough, resilient, empathetic, compassionate, kind, loving, strategic, and wise. My physical health is a mess. I have my experiences with rape as a child to thank for that. Every time that I see the headlines panicking about the next health crisis that is out of control I do wonder if they are asking these people whether or not they have suffered trauma. “Alcoholism in Women” “Pain