You inspired me to grow
by trying to make me feel small.
You inspired me to know
by acting like you knew it all.
You inspired my voice
by telling me to be silent.
You inspired my choice
by you being violent.– A Not Mad. Motivated. Poem
This poem is not about accepting [domestic] violence; instead, it is about accepting one’s experience of it. This poem is about realization of strength, determination to thrive, and turning someone’s hateful acts into acts of self love because. . .
No one deserves to be abused! If you are in an abusive relationship, please find the strength to leave it. It is easier said then done, but you are worth it! If you need help, call your local domestic violence hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for support, resources and advice.