For the past few days, this Stephen Collins news has been weighing heavily on my heart. Those that know me very well, know that I live for the sappy, crappy, dramatic shows like 7th Heaven which happened to be one of my "faves". So, learning about the disgusting acts that Stephen allegedly did really makes my blood boil.
As someone who was molested as a child and teenager I can't help but weep for those girls and all children that have been subjected to that type of cruelty. I think about the confusion that lingered in my mind when I was forced to watch my abuser masturbate. I shake when I think about my abuser, touching me in places that made tears trickle down my cheek. I can't help but recall the moment when my abuser, fully naked tried to join me in bed. DISGUSTING!!!!!
So, when these allegations came out regarding Stephen Collins those memories came storming back. For the life of me, I will never understand the motive of someone who does things like that. It just doesn't make sense to me. There has to be a special place in hell for people like that. There just has to be.
I'm thankful, that today I can stand in a place where I realize that it wasn't my fault. I'm thankful, that I have family members who without even knowing it, allow me to lean on them. I'm thankful, for the friends and family who let me tell them my story. I'm thankful that I didn't listen to the people who believe "black folk don't go to therapy", and went anyway!!!! I'm thankful, that my mother left her situation and began making choices for her life that were more aligned with the vision God set for her and ultimately me. I'm just sooooo thankful!!!!!
Today, say a prayer for all of those little girls and boys who have been sexually abused!! Keep them in the forefront of your head as more news comes out regarding Stephen Collins, because I guarantee the media will try to deflect away from the REAL ISSUE. IF there are kids in your life, pay close attention to their behavior and their words. Fear is the common denominator that prevents children from speaking their truth!!
My name is Tamieka Blair and I live on Long Island in New York. I write, I read, I write, I work, I write, I support..I WRITE!!!
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