By Genia Connell Grades 1—2, 3—5, 6—8 Just write about a small moment from your life. Include enough details, but not too many. And you better make it interesting.
I realize that by being silent I am not only accepting the injustice that happened to me but I am also supporting injustice happening to others.
Let me come straight to the point. I am a survivor of domestic abuse, both physical and mental abuse for over five years, until I ended the abusive relationship.
It has been a longstanding struggle within me and with myself, whether or not to give voice to my lived experiences. Writing this narrative takes me back to horror chambers.
I still tremble with the thought of the brutalities I endured. However arduous, I want to step up and speak out. My reason for writing this narrative is that I want to face the demons. I want to make sense of the things that happened to me. But not just for me. I want people to know, especially the young girls and women who are conditioned to endure violence and who are silently fighting abuse.
I want them to know that they are not alone in this fight.
It happens more frequently than we would like to believe. It happens across caste, class, religion and race. The physical and mental trauma undoubtedly has a long-lasting impact. As survivors, we may feel weak and feeble. I want to also establish that as much impact the ever pervasive violence has on my life, it does not define me.
The person that abused me is just one of the many faceless aggressors around the world who has the same violent, manipulative and guilt-tripping traits.
Many educated young girls and women in our community fear and feel ashamed to come out as battered women. I want to plead to all those courageous women out there: Let the staggering figures have faces, speak out. Come forward with your stories in solidarity for those beautiful souls who are still struggling to make decisions.
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