July 10, 2017
Mere Objects: for many years, this woman told no one that her grandfather raped her through her childhood and into her early teens, nor that she had sought an abortion when she became pregnant by rape. Only after a coworker shared her own experience of rape did the stories and healing begin to flow.
She included paper scrolls with names of women who supported her in healing, and pink and blue pompoms to symbolize the twins she never knew -- but never forgot -- when she chose to end her pregnancy.
May you always be surrounded by people who love, support, and believe you -- and may you offer that same unshakable to those you love, as well.