Engaging the Force to Exhale

ABIGAIL KAKIYES
Posted April 11, 2013 from Nigeria
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We continue to shout, to scream and dance we are resilient and strong in the midst of adversity until our Voices are heard, until there is significant change we refuse to stop

Culture and tradition have kept me silent, I have been trampled upon without regard I watch my children suffer the same consequences....I must bring an end to this circle of madness One day reality struck and I wiped the age long tears that have choked and drowned my voice for so long Alas I was free when I opened my mouth to exhale the pain in words......

Freedom can only be achieved when we find expression in words

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loretta
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

Short, beautiful and pin point accurate!

Keep going! Loretta

Adahmbah
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

wonderful piece my dear.. keep it up Adah

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

Ma sœur Nous avons la même vision,Ici chez nous a Bukavu,nous avions réussi a faire un grande activité comme celle-la.Je vous pie de m'envoyer d'autres photos de cette activité.En retours je vous enverrais aussi les notre.

Mo adresse mail:brigittemawazo@gmail.com

my sister We have the same vision, we here in Bukavu, we managed to make a big event like pie la. you send me more photos of this activité.En returns I will send you also our. Mo email adresse: brigittemawazo@gmail.com

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

Ma sœur Nous avons la même vision,Ici chez nous a Bukavu,nous avions réussi a faire un grande activité comme celle-la.Je vous pie de m'envoyer d'autres photos de cette activité.En retours je vous enverrais aussi les notre.

Mo adresse mail:brigittemawazo@gmail.com

my sister We have the same vision, we here in Bukavu, we managed to make a big event like pie la. you send me more photos of this activité.En returns I will send you also our. Mo email adresse: brigittemawazo@gmail.com

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

Ma sœur Nous avons la même vision,Ici chez nous a Bukavu,nous avions réussi a faire un grande activité comme celle-la.Je vous pie de m'envoyer d'autres photos de cette activité.En retours je vous enverrais aussi les notre.

Mo adresse mail:brigittemawazo@gmail.com

my sister We have the same vision, we here in Bukavu, we managed to make a big event like pie la. you send me more photos of this activité.En returns I will send you also our. Mo email adresse: brigittemawazo@gmail.com

hayibo safiatou
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

this a wonderfull thought we have the same vision here in our country thank you very much for your effort

Woman of voice
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013

Great work, Abby

Maya Norton
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

"The force to exhale" - what a powerful starting image.

I liked that you kept it short and didn't feel pressured to add more based on the maximum allowances. Look forward to reading more, Abby.

~ Maya

Sophie Ngugi
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013

Short, powerful!!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013

This is short and to the point. We need to encourage more of our sisters to come out and raise their voice against all these injustices that they are suffering. Thank you for sharing and continue to share these lovely stories of ours. Stay blessed my dearest.