I Survived...Sexual Violence

I Survived...Sexual Violence

It’s the story of lost innocence and black girls whose childhoods were robbed of them, their words filled with pain and trauma fall on deaf ears in our own community. Picked apart and judged by those who are supposed to protect us.  Abusers find refuge in our silence because they know they won’t be held accountable for their actions.  Victims violated repeatedly by their abusers and by a community that doesn’t value or protect them.   Young black girls and Black Women are forced then to become their own alchemists, searching for healing and understanding but lacking the tools to heal from an unimaginable trauma.  And you wonder why our smiles begin to fade and our exteriors harden…It’s our new armor because our world becomes different.  We’re trying to shield ourselves because we were left…unprotected. -D. Sanders (From the Blog Post, "She Said....She Said")

Today, I bring you, Survivor, Tierra Clark, who bravely and courageously chose to share her story. 

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