Being able to participate in a global movement is profoundly powerful. It’s important to be BRAVE and create the opportunities for discussion and change that you want to see. Of course, I say this now at thirty years old, but if you’d asked me five years ago if I’d ever do something like spearhead and speak at a rally for women’s rights, I would have laughed, then cried, then had an anxiety attack. And yes, all those things still happened, but I ALSO co-organized a strike. So to paraphrase Audre Lorde, when speaking and staying silent are both terrifying, decide to speak.
This video was created by Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services. It is my voice reading my poem ‘Disclose.’ Thank you, MPSSAS, for creating this, and for providing the invaluable mentorship program. I am honoured to be a mentor and to have the opportunity to create this poem for the mentors.
In this video: Jazzhands! But also, why women need to take over now, how we fucked up the animal world by calling it a kingdom aka ‘alpha’ bullshit, why women’s solidarity matters, and my experience at the Women’s March.
The differences always sit in the details In the degree Because it was your boyfriend But it was her dad and you didn’t tell the police but she had and you felt horror, shame, helplessness and she can only say ‘…it was bad’ you want the freedom to rage with her it’s okay to tellContinue reading “Disclose – A Poem”