"I have zero idea how to raise her in this world to withstand, or better yet, rise above pressures. I have no idea how to teach her that pressure is a form of manipulation-and manipulation is always a form of abuse.
How do I instill in her an unshakable knowing that she is sole proprietor of every aspect of who she is; a powerful proprietorship she should never give away? I fear that one day someone will come along and steal from her- from her body, from her heart, from her worth and I can feel my chest constrict at the mere thought of it.
I am angry that we are still living in a world that perpetually pours responsibility on victims for having become victims in the first place; angry that on some level victims are expected to quietly pretend to be whole for the sake of everyone else’s comfort- even when sacred boundaries have been crossed- even when the victim has no idea how to live outside blurred lines.
Every woman is someone’s child. I've always been passionate, but I find myself becoming fiercely passionate because she's a part of this world now. A piece of my soul walks around outside my body and if that’s not worth a devotion to speaking out and standing up then I’d have concerns that absolutely nothing in this world is worth much."
"We're not only riding on the wave of the next era in the women's movement. We are the wave! " ~ The SWAT Institute