The statistics say that one in six women have experienced a sexual assault.
But, the truth is, I don't know many women who don't remember something.
to leave the cafe.
to drop the class.
to cut the conversation short.
to call a friend and have them walk her home.
to smile, so he wouldn't get angry.
to accept the drink.
to give in.
to stay quiet.
to do the extra favors none of her male colleagues were being asked to do.
to choose between two bad options.
to watch her drink.
to leave before it got too late.
to have her phone out, just in case.
We all know to "text when you get home," because a cab ride or a date could easily turn dangerous.
We all know.
And, it didn't start here.
We make ourselves small hoping to be protected from the fire.
...was deemed the fallen woman, hair untied and oil poured out, by Pope Gregory in 591.
He declared her to be a stitched together figure of a range of women's stories, declaring,"What she therefore displayed more scandalously, she was now offering to God in a more praiseworthy manner."
It wasn't until 1969 that the Catholic Church quietly rolled back this view of her.
The fallen woman.
Instead, she is seen as
Powerful, Passionate. Devoted.
Her passion & power got permission, finally, to be the force that it was.
Here is what I know:
We cannot afford to wait 1400 years for ours.
Where are you hiding?
What is still left to uncover?
Tell your story.
What happens when you pull out your journal and answer these questions?
And, what happens when you tell someone?
We all feel scared sometimes by the magnitude of what is facing us in this moment.
Things are shifting.
Women are speaking up,
taking up space,
And, it can be scary.
But the stakes are too high to stay silent.
Relationships that feel brittle and cracked, like they are on the verge of shattering.
Bodies in need of healing, clenched and exhausted with inflammation and harm.
Desires and longings just barely remembered, like the sprouts of green starting to fight through the ground after weeks.
Even if all you can do right now is comment here or write to me, do it.
What do you want?
What is it time to heal?
Where are you headed next?
What parts still feel sacred, secret, sewn shut?
Let's uncover them.
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