“if someone has ever wronged you in life, be loud about it. don’t sit in silence, don’t allow the people who have hurt you to feel like they’ve gotten off easily. write about it if you need to, yell about it if you damn well please but do not let them fucking silence you. forgive them, yes! but forgiving them doesn’t mean you have to sit in the darkness they’ve caused while biting your own tongue. forgiving them doesn’t even mean you have to accept them in your life. i’m tired of people who dance around the inconvenient truth just to keep up an appearance of perfection. i’m tired of people feeling like they can control what the truth looks like by expecting others to live in a fucking lie. do not compromise your emotional truths for people who would rather ignore you or what you’ve been through. fuck that.”
Just saw this today from one of my favorite poets r.h. Sin. It is so true and so awesome and summarizes so much of why I started my blog and why I continue to utilize this means of healing.
Abuse silences you,
It takes away your wants, desires and needs.
It muffles out your voice, your opinion, your intuition.
It takes away your emotions and prevents you from expressing the anger and outrage inside.
It makes you compliant… without even questioning it or thinking it.
It makes you forget what it even feels like to make a decision for yourself.
Talking about abuse empowers you,
It reminds you that what you want matters.
It lets you express your voice however you see fit.
It helps you find and process all those jumbled feelings.
It makes you resist the ideals and norms that got you into an abusive relationship to begin with.
It helps you remember who you were before, and shows you a new version of yourself that you never even imaged.
Take back your voice, share your story, become a beacon for the silent sisters who are still trapped in the fog.