Broken Until Spoken

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This was not an easy photo for me to do this morning. I cried. It hurt to take. I was swept back to being a five year old child, mouth taped so often to train me to be silent, just like this, except it was white packing tape, so even more humiliating as I couldn’t hide my cracked, dry lips. For those who have read the novel, Cult Child, you may recall me describing this practice.

I forged forward today and took this photo in support of Broken Until Spoken because I was most definitely broken until I could finally get it out, talk about it, and allow the telling of my truth to be my strength.

My fellow abuse survivors and thrivers, these are the times for us to speak and tell our truths. If you are comfortable, please participate in this project.

http://brokenuntilspoken.com/2014/11/02/i-need-you-we-all-know-abuse-is-silent/

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Vennie Kocsis

Vennie Kocsis is the author of the best selling cult memoir, “Cult Child”, and is listed in Book Riot’s top 100 cult books. Visit her website to see her other publications and offerings.

2 thoughts on “Broken Until Spoken”

  1. Sending you love and hugs….seeing the tears in your eyes, wish we could wipe them away….always admire your bravery in breaking the silence… good thoughts and love xx
    CC,Chanel, Alex (all of us)

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