I have just come to realize that I am not doing SoundEmbrace justice. SoundEmbrace is not about sound healing at all. It’s about empowerment. It is about self realization. It is about taking personal ownership of our own lives so we can live a life that we love! And I haven’t been speaking about this when it comes to political issues... why? Honestly, I have felt like I may not know enough... that I’m not smart enough... that I won’t be take seriously. Its been a huge wake up call to realize that I was not empowering myself in this situation. So, I’m starting here:
The news about Brett Kavanaugh ACTUALLY getting sworn in to the Supreme Court... baffles my mind and weighs on my heart. All the women I know, including myself have experience some form of sexual harassment or sexual assault. .
Do I need to tell you about the time I walked across the street in a crowd of people and a man decided to smack my butt? YES, IT’S TIME!
Do I need to tell you about the times I have been grabbed on the dance floor, at the bar, on a crowded train, or at large events? YES, IT’S TIME!
Do I tell you about the time I was pinned down screaming because a man believed that “I had asked for it” and his roommate comes in laughing about it? YES, IT’S TIME!
I am LUCKY that things never escalated beyond the grab, but that’s not the case for many women. That is why THIS is so disheartening. Ladies... I know this may be a time where you are feeling powerless and unheard. I hope Jamia Wilson words (below) are helpful during this time and you begin to empower yourself by finding the courage to speak your story. Sharing will help diffuse the charge, the hold it has over you and we will begin to see the change we want to see in the world. Don’t think you or your story are too small. You matter!!! This is how movements happen.
Check out @jamiaawilson write up from the @guardian below:
“It is a very, very sad day for all Americans. Because the process we witnessed is a sham. It has shown us that survivors of sexual violence are still, within rape culture, not being heard and not being listened to.
It's the beginning of a new wave of organizing, a new surge of righteous indignation and activism. It's essential for our elected officials to understand that the people believe survivors. What we have seen goes against the will of the people, but the majority of us know that this is not justice, that it is beneath the constitution and everything it stands for.” "It's not the end, even though it may feel that way today. It's the beginning of a new wave of organizing, a new surge of righteous indignation and activism. I believe our actions in the face of this adversity will set the stage for the next 100 years.”