True for all survivors.
If we’re lucky, we can learn to trust
that a loving hand is different from a hurtful one.
For those of us that survived hell, this is important. We were conditioned to fear, to submit, to be silent. In the aftermath of that kind of treatment, it can be incredibly frustrating to love someone, but still respond the same way. If we learned to fear, maybe we can learn to overcome it, too.
© Sarah Doughty
Inspired by my friend Dipendra Tamang of @thangbalay on Instagram.