Lately, I've been going through a growth spurt of sorts. You know, one of those times when the Creator makes you heal old wounds that you don't want to address, or that you don't have the time to address because they're so deep. I'm sure we all go through those periods, whether it's in between jobs or life, somehow the Creator makes you sit still for a while. If you're anything like me, you'd rather be busy and on to the next task. But what happens when we are forced to heal, grow, let go and just look at the things that we don't want to look at? For me, it was recognizing the simple, yet painful reality that not only do men need their fathers in their lives; but, so do women.
So many times, women are judged harshly because we ARE women, and we do not have to do anything to be judged in this way. If you are familiar with my voice on social media, you are also familiar with the fact that I have not access to my human rights for over two years. I have been stalked for years, and I sometimes wonder if it's a gentleman name Ira Turner? Why? Because I have learned that I have a unique family background, and this background has put us all in turmoil at one time or another, and we are somewhat experiences one of those times, now.
I'm posting the above picture because these were two of the most important men in my life. That's me when I was a baby, sitting in my father's lap and my uncle Hercules sitting next to us. We recently lost Hercules, and while I am sometimes sad; I am also forced to recognize all of the wisdom that he left me.
Anyway, I am cutting this short because I'm continually being assaulted and hacked, and it is very annoying. My point was that, although it is International Women's Day, we must never forget how important the men in our lives are to us, and how they make an impact on our lives. I met a man in 2010, and fell in love. He showed me how easy domestic abuse can affect a woman's life who doesn't have a solid male figure in her life. Some women "hate" men, while I never hated my father, I see how the need to have love made me guilty of settling, in the hopes of making a man happy. The results, I have literally been in an invisible prison for over three years because he is using his prominent male connections to stalk, threaten revenge porn obtained illegally, and whatever else he can do.
I am also a victim/survivor of human traffickers who use people for sex money, financial gains anyway they can. Misogyny is real, and I believe that women should acknowledge their wounds, but also don't forget to love someone; however, be selective.
Enjoy this evening, beautiful people.
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