abused beaten depressed forgotten need neglected oppressed rape raped starved voice
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUG))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))THANK YOU FOR BEING THEIR VOICE !!!!!! OUR VOICE>>>> MY VOICE !!!!This is a hard image for me to look at and not feel all that is in her eyes , her body language and her spirit ……………. Thank you
OH MY GOOD GRIEF!!!!! I am shocked at the response that this image has received!! I was expecting maybe 4 or 5 comments but this is unbelievable. Thank you so much for being the first to respond and i thank you for being so open in such a public way. Words cannot express what is in my heart for you and the countless women that have suffered so much in such a horrific way but this image i hope will go just a miniscule way to giving you all a voice. This image means something to me as all my emotional art does. It happened to someone very close to me but i cannot give her story as i was sworn to secrecy and i will respect that! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!
this picture screams a thousand NO"S……….good for you……….
Thank you kj that a very good descriptive way of putting it…..i just hope it helps someone along the way!
Amazingly powerful image
Thank you so much Glenn i’m glad you think so it means i’ve done something right in trying to convey this message!
From one who has been raped, abused, beaten, and neglected in the past … thank you.
My dearest Stephanie what can i say???? I read all through the comments this morning and saw Jerame’s link which led me to your story! I am horrified at what you suffered at the hands of someone who proclaimed to love you!!!! I am so glad that you felt ok to respond to this image and to even tell your harrowing story, it has blessed me so much and i know it will help others who have suffered in this way too!
It grieves me also that it happened to someone very close to me but i cannot tell her story as she swore me to secrecy but i saw the marks both physical and mental. It also grieves me that 1 in 4 women in the UK have suffered rape or attempted rape and usually by someone they live with or know. I don’t know the statistics for other countries but all i know is that 1 in a million is too much let alone 1 in 4……think about it for every 4 woman i know 1 has some story about rape or abuse, it makes me hang my head in sheer grief. This image isn’t about most men as most men are decent but rather it’s about the ones who feel women are possesions to own and use in any way they feel fit, young or old. Anyway Stephanie i’m glad you feel ok to take back your life and body and the control that was rightly yours even before birth and to use your voice here in RedBubble to let others know the devastating effects of rape and abuse. I send much love and deep admiration to you both as a woman and as a person in her own rights!!!
POWERFUL! This was just featured in the “If It Doesn’t Belong” Group. Congratulations!
Wow thank you so much Jerame i am deeply deeply honored and thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Hi Jacqueline – Such a powerful image and rightly …….. so its a pity the laws are not that powerful as life should mean life……… My heart goes out to everyone that has experienced such a shocking ordeal! Congratulations too on your feature!! – David :>))
Thank you so much David i’m glad you saw this as powerful it means so much to me. I’m also glad that you bought up the subject of the law as even now in this day and age men get away with it, please read Stephanie’s story and you will see what i mean. Jerame added a link below if you have time to look at some point. Anyway thank you for taking time to express your thoughts and feelings!
Very powerful amd emotional image!
Thank you Robert you have done my heart good just to acknowledge this image in such a heartfelt way….thank you!
Wonderful work, Jacqueline – good on you.
Thank you Colleen i am so glad that you felt strongly enough to leave a comment on this image……thank you!
Thank you for speaking to this issue with the creation of this image.This photograph sears my soul on a deeply personal level.A powerful image . . . poignant.COMPELLING
My dearest Jaeda more than most other women i know that this image holds such terrible terrible memories!!! And i thank you for leaving such a personal acknowledgement of this image. In doing so you are also acknowledging the pain of the countless other women that have suffered at the hands of those men who caused devastation in the lives of those they profess to love! Sending you much love and admiration!
Thank you for adding your thoughts and acknowledgement for all the women affected!
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