The whirlpools of chaos consume my mind.
How have I lost my footing?
The ground so solid beneath me
I have fallen.
Fallen into this abyss of insanity
that I dare not call home.
Where did this lackluster begin to weave the very fabric of my being?
I catch a reflection
perplexed by who stands before me.
This tattered soul. This vagrant form. This subspecies who no one dares call human.
And for what?
For asking to be used and abused time and time again?
For being force fed lies of disturbing proportions until it became an ingrained belief?
For my self destructive tendencies to only relinquish myself from the fear and the pain?
For my open honesty?
For your feeling of uncomfort?
For rattling your perfect world of normalcy?
For tearing down what you know as reality?
Well this is reality for all too many and has become commonplace.
One out of every four women you know has been sexually assaulted at one point in their lives.
Do you have a mother?
A friend who recognizes her gender as female?
At least one of them has been groped without consent.
At least one has been objectified as they crawled out of their skin.
At least one has cried themselves to sleep with the disbelief of what occurred that evening.
At least one has felt hopeless and dead inside.
So please tell me why the uncomfort of my words weighs heavier than the uncomfort your love one had to live through?
No matter what you choose this truth exists and will continue to exist with our without your recognition.
So why not help?
Why not fight?
Why not take a stand?
This is not just a woman’s problem.
This happens to one out of seven boys as well.
They may not admit it.
But they still feel the heaviness of this unnecessary evil.
Allow these boys who are now men to have the right to feel.
Let them know there is strength in seeking help.
Let them know their dignity and masculinity will remain unscathed for being ready to heal.
These injustices are not okay now, nor will they ever be.
But the ways we choose to learn, heal, grow, and overcome are always right for us.
Take a stand for someone you love.
Especially if that someone you love is yourself.
Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ
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