Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously and the plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9.
Today we are living in different times!
Women who have been under the radar and hidden in their shame are now coming forward to speak their truth. We have been silenced for years and now we are gathering together as we expose the injustice of rape, molestation, and harassment. Instead of hiding the truth and sweeping these inhumane occurrences under the rug we choose to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
By being silent we are giving the enemy the permission to gather more victims. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak. Now is not the time to be silent but to OPEN YOUR MOUTH! By opening our mouth we save daughters and sons from their innocence being stolen. No one can truly understand the horror of being violated and living your life through distorted lenses.
I am standing up not only for myself and others, but for my daughter. My daughter was violated at school while her teachers where suppose to be watching her. She is considered a special needs child and was left alone with another male special needs child that sexually assaulted her. I contacted the school, the principal and teachers but all I ever got was a call from school police that shared with me the young man has done this before.
Why was he allowed to be around the young girls and not specially contained in an environment suitable for him. A place where he couldn’t cause harm to himself or others. Why where they left alone when they have two to three teachers in a classroom? Why did my daughter have to experience what I experienced? Why are we not teaching the young boys to respect girls and women? Why is it not even safe to send your child to school anymore?
I have went back and forth as to whether I should share this story with the superintendent of the district and some suggested taking it to the local news. My daughter is suffering from this and is in counsel. Our lives have forever been changed and today I am choosing to stand up for those who cant speak for themselves and those who are afraid to come forward. No more will we sweep our pain up under the rug like it doesn’t matter.
I challenge you to speak up and OPEN YOUR MOUTH because you matter! Your story matters!