Do These People Have Conscious Awareness Of Their Behavior, Or Not?

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Answering The Big Question.

That’s because what they do is based on delusion: in other words, they believe their own lies are truth.


In The Forest, Call Me “Gump.”

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The Word Is Out.

I survived the most extreme forms of violence against women, yet ask myself daily: what’s left to live for now? …


On Freedom, Grief, Justice, Life, Healing, and Home.

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pretty birds.


And In The End, There Will No More Tears.

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep…

I thought I was alone…


When Exploitation And Violence Is Not What It Appears.

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Would Know A Victim Of Human Trafficking If You Saw One? How About A Trafficker?

Every 20 Minutes, 2 People Are Trafficked In The United States.


How We Judge Can Determine How Well We Respond.

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When You’ve Experienced Injustice And Been Made A Living Statistic, You Learn What Real Justice Should Look Like.

Violence and crime victimization have taught me one thing: things are not always as they appear, and neither are people always truly who you think they are.

— S.L. Clarke


Has Someone Who Is Religious Ever Said You Must Forgive A Violent Person?

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Have You Ever Heard Someone Say You Need To Forgive People Who Used Violence Against You?


Violence Seeks To Destroy The Softest Of Hearts.

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Slavery Still Exists.

But the reality couldn’t be any further from this illusion.


How I Chose Love, Even Though I Have To Be Alone Now.

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Changing Yourself Is Likely The Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do.

…And Many Won’t Make It.

It’s not I want to be treated as a human being…it’s that I need to be treated as a human being — because I AM a human being. …


Here’s Why A Crime Victim Can’t “Think Happy Thoughts” To Magically Free Themselves.

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I’m Not Wearing A Spotted Suit, So Don’t Try To Make Me Into A Clown.

A happy thought inside a box is not going to change the existence of the box, nor will delusion free us from reality of being trapped inside it.

It turns out that a positive perspective reality only works favorably for those who aren’t having their literal existence threatened or freedom inhibited. It’d be much better to instead carve an actual door.

— S.L. Clarke

About

Samantha Clarke

A Funny Human That Writes | Domestic Violence Survivor & Advocate for Women | Versed in Psychology & Criminology | Painter by Day, Poetic Vigilante by Night.

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