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Listen, Their Stories Can Save Us

A poem to open your heart.

Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

I don't care
if you think "that's rare"
A personal story
is not just a statistic
it is proof
of the possibility.

It happened to a human
and it can happen to another human.

To disregard a story
is to disrespect the life of the storyteller.
We tell stories

Our society
teaches us
to control, repress and silence
ourselves and




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Alexandria Roswick

Alexandria Roswick

Top Writer in Feminism. Blogger for Say It Loud Space (UK). Trauma, relationships, and analysis of media and culture.

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