I Wonder…

I wonder if anyone can hear?
If all ears are clogged with cacophony.
I wonder if anyone can see?
If all eyes are dim – all sight silenced with praise.
I wonder if anyone can speak?
If all lips are licked with lies.

NDA’s

NDA’s pay for silence. 

“Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere.” –
Elie Wiesel

Indeed we must.

A Personal Note…

Not speaking was confirmed by crushing circumstances, brutal beatings, sexual abuse, and wholesale neglect.

I Want to Tell You…

I want to tell you the truth –  in detail. 

I want to explain and I have some ‘splaining to do. 

I want to tell you that through the all the lies, the truth will prevail. 

I want to tell you the things that are true. 

In An Age of Speaking…

In the age of speaking, let us not forget that doing so must remain a choice – not a compulsory act.

The Judgement Room

The Judge: “State and spell your name please.” 

Me: Mrs. Lori Anne Thompson 
L-O-R-I  A-N-N-E  T-H-O-M-P-S-O-N

The Judge: “What would you like me to know?”

Social Media Disclaimer

Where social media is increasingly being used for social justice, I heartily applaud. It is also a parallel reality that social media is being used for predation, traumatization, victimization and repugnant PR.

His Silence

After a lifetime of sexual violence and victimization without justice – I can sit quietly and accept the justice of God for mumma me. It is His silence now I struggle with. There are times when silence can feel like betrayal.