When sorry is too late
Are you the kind of partner you’d be comfortable with your child having?
Aunty, we are sorry
We have all failed you miserably
Our fathers turned a blind eye
knowing full well if it was their daughter they would never expect her to stay
Our mothers thought they did right by you
every single time they advised you the only action you should take was to pray
Our society showed once again that they would rather have the image of perfection
than see through to the truth that you were falling
And now that same society prays for justice for you
as penance to purge the images they saw in your open coffin.
No one deserves to be abused in any way. If you or anyone you know suffers from abuse, please make contact immediately with safe and appropriate bodies/people who can get you to safety.
Do not keep quiet!
It doesn’t matter who you are, your life is too precious to be disrespected. No one has the right to inappropriately lay their hands on you in any way. No one has the right to keep you oppressed,worried that at any moment harm will befall you.