Invisibility Cloak

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Where do I find you? I know all the statistics- {Domestic Violence + Sexual Assault} The numbers are staggering. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. How do I find you when you are cloaked in invisible shame? The weight must be crushing because you carry it alone. You fear shame that was never meant for you. Your smile is still bright and no one can tell. Your secret is safe behind bright eyes but you’re living in hell.

Please, give me a hint because I know that you are searching for someone who is masking the pain, although maybe they are just too hard to see. They are cloaked in invisibility just like you and me. One in three women it seems like a lot, but the cloak conceals us. It is an illusion of protection. Essentially, it’s all we’ve got but it comes with a price. You are not alone but statistics never reveal the number of cloaks bought and sold each day. Our souls become a commodity in the masquerade of society. Stepford wives we will be… sacrificing everything for complacency.

How can I find you? How can I tell? You’re hidden beneath a cloak too afraid to yell. Your screams are silent and the words won’t come. I know where you are and I’ve been there myself. The price of my silence became too high. I don’t know yet if it will make any difference, but I’m putting my cloak away. I’m going to return it to the sender, my attacker. It’s not my shame to carry. It’s not my shame to hide. I’m not going to lie it’s been a most difficult journey but….

Imagine if we didn’t have to face it alone and what if the shame we carried was never truly our own.

What if…

 

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2 thoughts on “Invisibility Cloak

  1. Savannah says:

    This is an amazing blog post! I pray that more and more women will come forward. I know for so many years the shame ate me alive. It’s still hard, but not as hard as it was when I walked this journey alone. Thank you for being a voice!

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