Lifebook 2016 Week 18 with Effy Wild
Reframing Your Story
April 8, 2016
The Bones of My Story
WARNING: This may be a trigger for some with sexual abuse or assault issues. Not graphic.
I was a very pretty little girl and grown men were attracted to me. I was never molested or assaulted but that doesn't mean that a couple of people didn't try. I beat the shit out of one of them with a stick when I found him in my bedroom (YEAH ME!). However, I found out my little sister had been a victim and this tore my heart out. She was so young and I had NO IDEA that this was happening to her. I thought it was only me because I was older, about 12 or somewhere around there. I felt guilt because I didn't know and I could have protected her. I know that we were not supposed to dive into a deep subject but I felt that, since I found out that this happened over the weekend and I am in daily intensive therapy for other things, I could handle this. If not, then I had the support network in place. I took this piece to my group therapy and shared. On the inside of my self portrait, I intend to finish it with a painting of my sister as a little girl so that she can stand behind me and I can protect her.