For many years, I have seen women carrying their pain in silence and for the longest time I was one of them.
I chose to keep my scars hidden so that nobody could see my pain but secretly those scars were killing me on the inside.
I have found that people tend to focus so much of their energy on finding healing on the outside that they forget that true healing can only take place from the inside.
Each day we stand up feeling helpless. That feeling of continuous pain and heartache just doesn’t want to go away. It eats at us day after day after day, until we finally find alternative ways that will take those feelings away.
Many women find healing in drugs, alcohol, sex (to feel loved for a moment), and even cutting (self harm) etc. and others just can’t deal with the pain anymore so they choose to quit at life and take their lives instead.
Today, I come to you and I urge you to take back the power.
The power is yours and no one else’s. It is time for you to speak your truth and to stop being a prisoner of your own thoughts and feelings. It is time to tell your story so that you can be freed from your emotions. It is time to let go.
Did anyone ever tell you that your strength lies in your testimony?
I always say that your testimony is like a wound that you have kept covered for far too long. Now that it is open it will finally get a chance to breath. Once the scab is formed, it falls off and then healing can take place when the scar is formed.
Your scars tells a story. It is part of who you are.
Help us, to help you make a difference in someone else’s life. Share your story. There are so many people out there, who are going through the same things that you have already been through and now you have the power to help them get through it.
We are starting a movement called take back the power. Where we want women of all walks of life to stand up, speak out and take back the power.
We are busy creating a platform for women to start sharing their stories to help encourage others.
Over the next few weeks we are starting a big production and would like you to be a part of it. We are shooting a music video, which will be the anthem of this movement and we will need your help to make this happen.
In the music video we will be focusing on the following topics:
- Emotional/Verbal/Physical Abuse
- Body Shaming
- Gender Inequality
- Single mom – struggles
- If you were ever cheated on
So if you are a woman or a transgender who resides in Cape Town and you have dealt with issues like these in your life, please send us your stories. It is very important to us that people know they are not alone.
If your story is chosen, you will not only be featured in this music video but your full length interview will be featured on another platform that I will be launching soon.
We are also looking for student actors and actresses to come in for auditions for the music video. This is not a paid gig but it will give you some exposure. If you are interested or know someone who might be then please share this post with them.
We are also looking to collaborate with make up artists for the production of this shoot. Unfortunately like I mentioned earlier, this is not a paid gig. You and your work will be featured in this video so you will be able to use it as part of your portfolio.
Lastly, we would like to invite all women, young and old to be part of this movement. Come out in your numbers on the last day of our production and we will feature you at the end of the video.
This movement is meant to empower women. So come out and support the movement.
Let us stop hating on one another and let us come together in unity to support one another in our times of struggle.
If you have been through things in your life that was meant to destroy you then this is your opportunity to stand together with other women who are just like you.
This is your time to stand up, speak out and take back the power.
You can send all your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so excited to start this movement and cannot wait to hear from you.
We will be sending out all the information regarding the auditions for the shoot and when the shoot days will be taking place during the course of this week, so keep your eyes peeled for it.
Please join our movement.
#Standup #Speakout #Takebackthepower
Stay true to yourself.
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