trigger warning: sexual assault and suicide
Sometimes I can wrap up ugly pieces of the world in pretty bows. I find my needed peace in my Savior, my faith, and my family.
But sometimes, sometimes, peace is less important than reality.
Sometimes the voices crying from the darkness are more important than the voices comforting us with light.
We need someone to hear us.
Just listen to us.
Just believe that there is real horror out there.
Our nightmares are reality.
We are helpless.
We are hopeless.
We are alone.
All around is darkness.
The pain in unending.
The hurt knows no bounds.
THERE IS NO PEACE TO BE FOUND.
Just believe us, okay?
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Humans who feel like this, my stomach is in knots over you. I love you all. Please seek support if you can. Below are two hotlines for you to call if you need support concerning sexual assault or thoughts of suicide.
Assault: call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
Suicide: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected with a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
I’m sure I speak for everyone here at Young Mormon Feminists when I say we love you.
Keep holding on.
This post was inspired by the song “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga. The video has horrifying, gut-wrenching, inhuman content. But it is real.
And sometimes you have to get real if you truly care.
“Till your world burns and crashes
Till you’re at the end, the end of your rope
Till you’re standing in my shoes
I don’t wanna hear a thing from you, from you, from you
Cause you don’t know”