I have come to understand that a traumatic experience like rape can have the supremacy to possess us and disturb us profoundly. We feel that our self-control and worth has been pilfered and that we are no longer in control of our own world. We are left dealing with the aftermath; rebuilding our spiritual belief and soul, we may find it difficult to trust, not just to trust in others but trust ourselves.
I ask myself these questions:
- How do we reclaim our lives when something so cruel and inhumane has occurred?
- How do we find the strength to complete the enormous task of picking up our shattered soul and to trust in life again?
I still ask myself this today.
I’m still an injured pongo battling through my own war-zone. I have imprisoned myself, forcing my mind, body and soul to undergo more torture than that already inflicted on…
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