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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Evenfall

August 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde quote.

It would be so easy, and has been, to turn off the news
And continue on with life
Digging into the projects which serve me
Settling down into peace

It would be so easy, and has been, to keep quiet
Staying out of this
Silencing my miseducation and fear
Slipping into ineffectiveness

It would be so easy, and has been, to say things like
This is not my problem
That is not my community
He is not my son

But it’s become impossible to employ empathy without words
And leaning in requires action
At evenfall, I am safe
Are you? Is it fair?

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  1. Awesome, honey! You have always been the champion of the underdog, the unrepresented, the oppressed. Sometimes, you just have to take a break before you get back into the fight.

    • Angie

      Thank you. I don’t know about a champion, but I sure don’t want to be the white person who can dip their toes in and out of social injustice at their leisure, you know? It’s just too easy for us to do so.

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