‘To be or not to be’ is a famous quote from Hamlet often quoted casually by many. However for a survivor of domestic violence it is a part of their daily consciousness. To be more than the stigma, to be more than just a survivor, to be more than shadow…. To be YOU….to be FREE. Becoming the voice for the voiceless who either lost the battle or to break the generational curses for those that follow. Becoming intentional in your message of hope equipped with the resources and tools to effectively help others. Becoming purposeful in your walk with your head upheld but also giving yourself the grace to know each day is a journey.
Fierce and determined I am a woman that stands,
With rounded hips, full pink lips, fleeing from what gender deems is a man.
Push, pull the tug of war never ends,
Cracked and some parts broken, I can’t continue to bend.
An inaudible cry,
Some are present and others don’t even try.
Pillow wet and soaked with tears,
Awakening to some fanfare and more fake cheers.
Focus is the only choice,
Finding ME, MY words, MY voice.