Rise and Shine Global

Kathleen Brigidina
Posted March 7, 2018

My story is like many. I grew up in a domestically violent immigrant home. My Irish mom was raised to be a good obedient wife and mother. My father was raised to be tough and rough and to hide the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a neighbor man. 

My story is not much different than many, I called the police on my Dad, I was sexually molested at 13, and so on and so on.

 It's just and old story that could belong to anyone these days, a story that has become a secret epidemic.

I curated this virtual art exhibit "Rise and Shine Global" that contains artistry, music, and poetry by compiling many similar stories. I imbued it with healing intentions that I hope many will receive. 

Please be gentle with yourselves and know that you are not alone. 

Here is the link: www.art4changeglobal.com 

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  • jlanghus
    Mar 07
    Mar 07

  • Kathleen Brigidina
    Mar 09
    Mar 09

    Hi J,

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I believe it is too long for the competition but maybe I read that wrong.

  • jlanghus
    Mar 10
    Mar 10

    You're welcome:) I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean the length of your post or the deadline? The deadline has been extended until March 31st, though, so you have plenty of time to submit, or add/subtract, to your story, if you like:-)

  • MagiOriah
    Mar 07
    Mar 07

    Hi Kathleen,
    Thank you for posting your story and creating a collage of mediums embraced with healing energy. Your line, "Please be gentle with yourselves and know that you are not alone." is so important and so often forgotten by those of us on the healing journey. Blessings, Magi

  • Kathleen Brigidina
    Mar 09
    Mar 09

    Hi Magi,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I hoped to hold a safe and sacred space for the artists as well as the viewers.
    If you'd like to be notified of new artist calls and or exhibits please share your email here or at the link. Thank you again xxx you empower me to continue.

  • Hi Kathleen
    Thanks for sharing your story. It's true that many have been molested and it's a big secret. But everyone's story is different and unique. We would love to hear your story with your own voice. Please submit your story in the story awards.
    Thank you for sharing it's not easy but you have taken the step forward to healing. You're stronger and many are learning and being inspired by your story. So break the silence with us.
    Stay blessed.

  • Kathleen Brigidina
    Mar 09
    Mar 09

    Hi Anita, my story, art and poetry is in the video.