Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker
Song: Monkey Attack by Superpoze
Radio Story: The Power by Tori Weston
Song: I Shall Be Released by Traces Gospel Choir
I think this mic sounds better
Amazing, gripping and heartbreaking. You’re amazing, Tori. And fantastically strong for telling this story and Risk is amazing… Amazing.
I’m so fortunate and proud to know you. Your story is powerful not only because you lived it but also because you shared it.
This was such a roller coaster.
Rage, Disgust, opened up to a World of Hell.
I felt myself sinking deeper and deeper in a corrupt humanity.
The humanity I share unknowingly and silent.
I could only be sad and shake my head.
Everything wrong with a culture of silence, even so much that material of stereotypes/patterns-of-thought of community are exposed as accomplice.
There is so much to think about here.
And that a miraculous individual was born from this…
This story ends up truly challenging the sharp lines of emotions and actions we label and define with such fixed and static things as ‘despair’ ‘honesty’ and ‘virtue’.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
I did not live the same story as you, but I lived one that was somewhat similar, and I went through very similar emotions. Thank you for sharing. It’s nice to find commonalities in such isolating experiences.
Tori- thank you for sharing your story. It made me laugh and cry as the events unfold. It amazes me how you could do the moral thing through it all when to be honest I don’t think I could have as an outsider.
It’s people like you that made me want to help other SA survivors because our system is broken. With the right supports I hope families don’t have to choose. I’ve had many family members and loved ones put their safety to the side to “save face” with abuse much like yourself, people who because of gender or religion or shaming family members were not recognized by medical, psychological, legal, or criminal justice professionals for what they went through. I hope with the openness of stories like yours that law and state/federal systems will catch up and recognize we owe you so much more for your strength and bravery. I hope we can change things, even slowly.
Thank you for letting us “see you” and claiming your right to be heard. It isn’t easy no matter how one gets through it all. you are one courageous woman.
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