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#savingme: Scared of my memories

Do you know what people don’t talk about enough when it comes to trauma? The loss of memory victims experience. I have my issues with repressed memory and when I realized I had this problem, I believed it to be a blessing.   Who would want to remember every single detail of their extremely traumatic childhood […]

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Speak with Colombia

Hello everyone! You know that I don’t really talk much about politics and injustice. The only social issue I speak about is abuse, especially domestic abuse because I’ve experienced it but some things are too big not to speak up about. What I am going to discuss now might be triggering and the videos you […]

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Some News Hit Home

Guys, let’s just have a little talk.  I did something I usually refuse to do. I watched the news. Actually, I watched and followed just one news.   A little 2 years old girl was brutally beaten and killed by her mother. Her mother managed to crush the child’s skull with her bare hands. The girl […]

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#savingme: Give Women Their RAGE Back!

Throughout my existence on this platform, I have often put up post such as “leave something positive that happened to you so we can share some good vibes”. I put up many posts like this in 2020 because this year was the year we all needed to remind ourselves of things we are grateful for […]

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Why Do I Shout About Gender-based Violence

Why do I shout about gender-based violence? Frankly, the answer is simple… Because I have been silent for too long! Yes, it is my time to speak up and speak out. Why? Because abuse does not go away if we ignore it. Much like the rest of society, I conditioned myself to partly ignore abuse. […]

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#savingme – Poem #286

No means no. Pushing you away doesn’t mean try harder. No, she did not ask for it. She is a woman and she has a right to make her own choices and dress how she wants without the threat of being beaten up, raped or killed for it. Get that fact clear in your abusive […]

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#savingme – Poem #263

You. You with your bottle and words sharp like broken glass on the floor from the glass you threw at me. You. You with your addiction always thinking about yourself. I might be your daughter but the blood in my veins is thinner than water. Trust me, I wish I could change that red poison […]

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#savingme – Poem #240

I am doing this old school, putting pen to paper. Like 13 years ago when I started writing this mess down, learned that violence can inspire creativity. On the floor, the bed dragged to the door, mommy told me not to make much noise because dad was convinced he was alone. In case he heard […]

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#savingme – Solace and Sanity

Your hand released Everything changed Family extracted Like I never existed Lost Little girl Tear filled eyes Stains down on her cheeks Scars across her tiny body Prisoner Love, a foreign dream Comfort, no such thing Tragedy, encompassed grief Suffering Those dark brown eyes Concealing what they have seen Visual antipathy Broken Little smile Pasted […]

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#savingme – Why Me?

Another house A new family Why me New school No one knows me why me A different room New monsters why me All alone This house isn’t home why me Picked up and removed They have no clue Why me My brother is gone Can’t even call on the phone why me A million tragedies […]