I think there is something very profound, about having ‘died’ several times due to having your heart ripped out repeatedly because of severe abuse, and being someone who loses everything and still continues to battle on and smile for loved ones, because you want them to be happy. And retain a sense of humour, that when able, is felt and appreciated.
There is little growth, strength or wisdom, grown within comfortable lives.
Those who live through suffering and trauma, and have been completely alone, can become people with such rawness, such honesty and depth, with such insight and capacity to see the bigger picture and have a level of empathy, often not understood by others.
The need for survival and dealing with such core level, painful, prolonged trauma, creates some people who do stand for something.
I stand for honesty, for realness and not being contained by the shallowness of society’s selfish, egocentric and increasingly narcissistic needs and expectations.
I stand for wanting abuse to stop, for wanting victims believed, for wanting people who harm others to be dealt with wisely and with compassion for current & future victims.
I stand for the affects of trauma not being cruelly minimized, re-traumatising victims.
I stand for abuse survivors being allowed to seek justice, without the society attitudes of being seen to be more of a problem/issue, for having the courage to expose/report abusers……than the abusers are, for abusing people.
I stand for allowing people their rightful and needed emotions and not shaming them for that.
I stand for stopping the abuse of ‘victim blaming’ and the abuse of ‘perpetrator protecting’.
I stand for society being less emotionally abandoning and more supportive.
I stand for stopping this BS society view that to be strong, you have to be someone willing to suppress all your emotions, not process trauma, only look at positives and carry on through life, with all the pain buried deep within you, affecting your life subconsciously and indefinitely.
I stand for empathy and compassion, but with wisdom applied.