A troll posted a rainbow flag beneath a crossed-out sign on my You Don’t Deserve To Be Hurt video on Instagram. (I also posted the video here, on FB, an YouTube.) I blocked them. It was funny because I didn’t mention #LGBTQ content in that video – although I AM always out/proud.
I find it interesting that he left a homophobic comment on that video – reminding survivors and everyone that they don’t deserve to be hurt by anyone. Unless he chose randomly, that means he found something in my message threatening. Avoiding abuse & self-abuse IS political.
Because abuse keeps those with power in power, and keeps those that are oppressed oppressed. Finding ways to escape abuse, including self-abuse that we’ve been taught (or turned to because of abuse and/or trauma), is not just healing, it is revolutionary and political.
Keep taking good care of yourself!
#BelieveSurvivors #LoveTrumpsHate #LoveAlwaysWins #feminist #feminism