Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

When we experience hardship and trauma
Experience what has stigma associated with it
Do we need to talk about it or not?

Sometimes we share these difficult experiences
With close family and friends
And that can be enough for us

But for the stigma to dissipate
We need to speak up
Silence perpetuates silence
And the stigma strengthens

What is hidden can be scary
What comes to light is usually not!

Often we think we are the only ones
No one is talking about it
That must be why

But as people break the collective silence
The stigma weakens
And eventually it dissipates

November 23rd, 2015

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