I have these ribbons at my exhibitions, on which people can write messages as a sign of support for survivors and victims of abuse.
Offering words of public validation and a social response that we are not alone, we have nothing to be ashamed of and we are not worthless.
Here are a few things people have written:
YOU ARE NOT BROKEN AND NOT ALONE
SORRY — SO MANY FAILED BY THE STATE
IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT
THESE STORIES NEED TO BE TOLD
STILL BEING DENIED JUSTICE AND JUSTICE MAKES OUR COUNTRY STRONG
I CRIED FOR ALL THE CHILDREN AND THE INJUSTICE OF IT ALL
KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHO FIGHT TO PROTECT KIDS