Our human rights are being violated persistently–causing an epidemic of trauma….terrorizing oppressed communities and
affecting all in a very personal way and collective way. Like many survivors of violence, I’ve felt unsafe to exist in my own vulnerable human body (especially as a disabled woman); to use my voice or to feel. Unsafe to exist when that violence is even possible; where people ignore or minimize violence…because they are scared to be vulnerable too. When we witness human rights being violated, we (consciously or unconsciously) experience that as a betrayal and as a threat.
There are more people who want to help and to support human decency, empathy, and justice; than people who genuinely want to harm others—for this is not congruent with who we are. Together we grieve, love, and defend human rights with integrity and in congruence with our best selves.