Apple Cider Mage wrote an article earlier today, and I strongly encourage you to please take the time to go read it, if you haven’t already.
People write for many different reasons, but one thing I always stress here in my personal writing the importance of being yourself, and of being honest.
One thing you will find with Apple Cider is a person truly being herself, and being absolutely honest.
You will also find one of the most courageous writers I have ever seen.
If you do not write in a public forum yourself, let me share with you that the post Apple Cider wrote humbles me with the courage she has shown.
No bullshit, to have the strength to face what she has and is facing on a daily basis, to deal with it and fight like hell to stop it, to never give up and find the strength to deal with it anyway ongoing, and then to write it all down like that and share it with all of us?
Let me say that again. To write it all down, to publish it, to make it all public and bare herself to the possibility of even MORE harassment and pain in order to share her life, her experiences with other people, and hopefully show anyone else in a similar situation that you are not alone, and you do NOT have to suffer without help. And to also offer a guide to helping deal with that kind of abuse immediately after.
To give us a brief taste of her ongoing nightmare, to grab us by the balls and make us feel, just for a moment, a small glimmer of what she has had to deal with and give us hope that there are things that can be done.
And to show us just how fucked up the entire system is that it is THAT DAMN HARD to stop a complete bastard if he’s determined to make one person’s life a living hell.
Her courage and strength are incredible, and I am in awe.
She has shown, to me at least, that she is the ideal I wish I could strive for every day.
Please. Take the time, read her post, and if after reading it you feel moved to offer your own support and encouragement, please do.
Oh, and run on sentences. I haz them.
I wonder. Is it against the law to suggest that I really do wish it were easy enough to just get the pricks address, drive up and pop a few in the back of his head? I bet it is. Good thing I would never say something that screwed up, not even in jest.