I wanted to share this image of children’s dolls, draped in orange to represent the children of the women who are also victims of violence for the UN’s Day of Orange Observance. The picture is meekness which is humility, purity, honesty and power under control. Their faces are gentle and strong. My purpose is to show the faces of whom this generational violence of women will continue to effect.
I recently watched three documentaries called the Honor Diaries, One Survivor Remembers, and Four Little Girls. I highly recommend them. They were excellent and extremely enlightening. They were also heart shattering, riveting and life impacting for me. This experience showed me that we are connected as daughters, sisters, nurturers, vicims, heroes, martyrs,mothers, QUEENS. Our wombs and hearts are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, We are Pillars sculpted in Palace style as the scriptures say.
Rachael wept for her sons, we now weep for our daughters.
We need each other for each other. We must CRY LOUD AND SPARE NOT!
As Sojourner Truth, a Women’s Rights Activist of the early 1900’s so provocatively put it, “If de first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn dis world upside-down all alone, den dees women together ought to be able to git it and set it right back up agin and de men better let um.”
We all, men and women must work together.
On the tomb of the Four little girls who were bombed in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Atlanta in 1963, there is a quote that reads:
“May men learn to replace bitterness and violence with love and understanding”
WE CAN DO THIS!
Our children are crying out. There is power in unity. Will we have to pass this vicious torch forward? We must Cry aloud and spare not! Only love can conquer such evil. Love covers a multitude of sin.
Thank you and God bless you,