August 16, 2017

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**content warning for sexual violence, racial violence, police violence**

Mere Objects: more than 40 years ago, this survivor, a white woman, was attacked and raped by a stranger -- a black man who expressed his hatred for white people throughout the assault. In the aftermath, the police wrongly accused her own black friend of the crime, and he was beaten by police multiple times.

She includes words from the Lord's Prayer, which she recited throughout the assault, as well as many colors of glass beads, representing the people involved in the assault, those who were instrumental in her healing, and the Divine presence overshadowing them all.

 

May holy peace, which passes all our comprehension, reign in your heart today and always.

Sarah JaneComment