July 18, 2017
Mere Objects: "Even in these chains, you can't stop me." This survivor has experienced a lifetime of depression, including suicidal ideation, after being sexually abused by an older cousin when she was a preteen. She chose these powerful words from the song "Big Bad Wolf" by In This Moment.
And there on the outside of her envelope, bravely placed where anyone could read it, she writes: "Even though I have always felt that I am a very weak person, nothing that has felt so overwhelming has stopped me from living."
Beloved one, may you come to see and feel and trust the incredible strength that has been there inside of you this whole time, preserving your life and hope even in your darkest moments.