It’s never about the victim. Abuse, in all its forms, is an expression of one human’s blatant disregard for the life and dignity of another human, regardless of gender, age, race, or position.
It is an abuse of privilege, and the most significant of all wounds that can ever be inflicted on a human – it goes beyond the body, to damage the mind, to break the soul, to shatter innocence into a thousand million pieces.
So, stop! Please! Just stop!
We need you to stop, so our vulnerable can move from building walls to hide behind, to helping us build an unbroken society.
We need you to do better, so our girls can walk down the street without an irrational fear that keeps their hearts beating like crazy
…so we can stop having to hide our babies literally under our skirts, so our children can be free to dream – and reach for the skies too
…so our hearts stop stopping every time we step out of the house
…so mamas stop panicking whether the last time they saw their sons would be the last
…so the skin colour you didn’t choose stops deciding your future
…so lives become more than just numbers
STOP! Please, just stop
Love and light,
Hadassah bath YHWH
The Father’s daughter