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“Tribal leaders Order Gang Rape Of Indian Girl When Will The Men Stand Up”

I do not understand how a civilized society could act like this. It makes me sick to my stomach.



No Sleep

By Anonymous

Night after night no sleep.
Night time is the worst.
In the darkness is the unknown.
In the darkness is fear and sadness.

I do not go out at night.
I stay in safe from the darkness.
He cannot come in.
He cannot find me.
I am safe behind my locked door.

I nap during the day.
Or sleep with a loved one to protect me.
The fear of what will happen is hard to overcome.
Trusting in another to save me and protect me is hard.

I must trust others to help me.
To keep me safe.
To care for me.
To shelter me from harm.

Or I will never feel again.
Or I will never be safe.
Or I will never go out at night.
Or I will never sleep.

I want to heal.
I want to be safe.
I want to be free of my guilt and shame.
I want to come and go without fear of the night.
I want to smile again.
I want to feel like me.
I want to sleep peacefully.

In time when I look in the mirror the face that looks back will look like me.
In time that face will heal from cuts and bruises and will look like me.
In time I will heal on the outside.
In time I will heal on the inside.
In time I hope to trust again.

Tonight I will trust a loved one to protect me.
Tonight I will be safe.
Tonight I will sleep.

I pray you have someone to watch over you.
I pray for your safety.
I pray for you to sleep.

Stand Tall

Sometimes you need to pause and reavaluate. You need to look in the mirror and see who you are. I did that this past week. I realized my worth.

This was forced on me when I was excluded from something that I so wanted. It turns out all I wanted was acceptance for who I am. I was forced to look myself in the mirror and I realized that it was their loss.

I may only be seventeen but I am a fierce force. I am strong. I am smart. I am a good person. I am a leader among my peers and community.

I am proud of my heritage. I am proud of who I am. I am proud to be me.

Never forget never forget your roots, they will hold you up when someone tries to knock you down.

For My Sister

Sleep sister I feel your pain.
Sleep sister know I am here for you.
Sleep sister you are loved.
Sleep sister you need to heal.
Sleep sister I’ll see you soon.

After Effects

By Anonymous

Has you ever cried yourself to sleep
Jumped when the phone rang
Lock and relocked the door
Barricaded the door
Locked your bedroom door
Barricaded your bedroom door
Slept with a knife between the mattresses
Slept with a baseball bat in bed

It gets easier over time
It never fully goes away
It gets easier over time

You begin to block it out
You begin to replace it with new memories
You begin to live again

Sometimes it comes back
Fear is an old friend
It never really goes away
It sneaks up on you
It fools you at times

One day I hope
One day I pray
One day it will be forgotten

strength comes from within

Life can be hard sometimes, it can make you feel like it’s not worth living or its to hard to keep fighting for. Well that’s not true; despite how hard life may get or how sad and lonely it may be, it gets better. No I’m not just saying that as a person who has seen this happen to others. I know from experience, and despite all of the terrible things that happen just remember to never stop fighting. Whether it be for your life or your sanity never stop fighting because once you do you’ve lost. Gather up that courage I know you have hiding inside of you and force yourself to smile again or laugh because however fake it may be it helps. Instead of wallowing in self-pity like we all have gone and help someone so they never have to suffer like you did. If you do that you will make it through your trials and tribulations and you will be able to stand on top once more because by helping others you just help yourself.

It’s ok to cry hell I even recommend it but remember you can’t lose yourself in that pain. Feel it respect it but do not and I mean do not let it take over your life because no one deserves that, not anyone.



Taking Responsibility for Rape

Powerful message, I am tired of women getting blamed for rape.