talk to me

there has been a mantle of silence fastened around my mouth for as long as I can remember.

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admonishments to not talk, not tell stories, not carry tales and only speak when spoken too.  carrying tales (telling others what went on in our house) was a punishable offense.  I had no one to talk to and therefore had no basis for comparison.  i grew up thinking this way of life was normal until i ran away and began to hear the stories from other wanderers, other invisible children who had escaped so that they too may open their mouths and spew forth all the darkness that was trapped inside, stuffed down, growing… festering…becoming a part of their/our very foundations.  we learned not to talk, not to vent our fears, anxieties, and frustrations.  the problem with darkness is that…

it breeds. 

without the light and air it gains a foothold.  begins to spread like a cancer, infecting everything in its wake.  shadowing what once was light, what once was good and functional.  it infects others and perpetuates lineages of abuse, molestation, and deep rooted pain. 

we must talk

a dialogue

ask questions, heal, let the darkness out, give a wide berth to the pain, embrace the very real possibility that if we were taught differently we might have chosen differently.  but,

it happened for a reason.

we are here for a reason.

we matter.

we can use our voice to prepare the generations that follow to DIALOGUE.

communication is imperative for the eradication of abuse.


Published by: Shanti Shaharazade

Told to write it all down, I do, finally. It took me from 1991 to now, to surrender to Universe/God/dess (insert name of choice) and to embrace this path with my soul wide open. I love sharing all of my journey with young people to demonstrate that it is possible to choose the light constantly even when face to face with your own darkness. I've used a variety of tools to shed ego's protective barriers like onion layers. I am determined to share the journey, tools and encouragement, being the change I want in the world. If something resonates, touches you, please share, it could do the same for another. Also feel free to share your thoughts, opinions or to voice your disagreement, all points of view are welcome and appreciated, at worst we can agree to disagree. Thank you for stopping by!!! Sat Nam

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