11 hours ago
Believe in womxn and girls when we talk about something so deep, person and tragic no matter how many years goes by since the incidents. it is heart breaking but a reality to live in every day not knowing if you speak up someone is just going to throw it back in your face, shame you, call you an attention seeker, or more. especially in a world ruled by well-off, rich men and yes, even some women, whom only care about putting us back into body producing makers positions, stripping us of our rights of our own bodies, for their well being of creating an solemn future-screw that. personally, it took me almost 11 years to speak up about my s****l abuser (whom was supposed to be my father figure and walks freely unfortunately) to my own mother-just because i was worried no one would believe me along with the fact i was still in single digit age when my story started to unfold and no one believes a child so young to to have something like that happen to them repeatedly. i spoke up when i was 20 and i wish i had sooner so my family would not have gone through of what they did but it was all fear of no one believing me to be true. this make be on the internet but i am not afraid after so many years of holding in my pain to share my story if it helps another person feel less alone. i hope not another person has to feel the way i feel. it still hurts, but at least i said something eventually and i was believed in then when i should have done it sooner. so please! no matter who is speaking to you about their truth, their past, their vulnerability, please take time to listen and trust them as they trust you with their hidden scars. thank you.
older painting “the disconnect”, #gouache