Tag Archives: silence

I know

I know what happened to you even though you cannot say it, because I hear it in the words you do not say, and I see it in your eyes, in the way your body hides its secrets. I see … Continue reading

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A poem for my mother

I always bring my camera because I never know which visit will be my last. I greet you and casually mention I am your son, just so you know. Words tumble from your tongue trying to find a place to … Continue reading

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Wrap Around the Capitol Speech

I was asked to give a speech at Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s annual Wrap Around the Capitol event, held as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here is the speech I delivered. Good afternoon. I stand here before you … Continue reading

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I Am Rising

I am rising because silence is not an option any more. I was silenced too long by threats, social pressures, and my own shame and fear. It took me years to realize that keeping the abuse a secret helped no … Continue reading

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Vigil to End Violence

When the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin was attacked I felt compelled to go downtown to Wisconsin’s Capitol building with a candle in memory of those slain and wounded and as a way to put out positive energy after … Continue reading

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Doors of Love

A certain numbness settled on me as the day wore on yesterday.  For hours it was the only response I could muster to the horrific shooting just down the Interstate in suburban Milwaukee.  As unsettling and depressing as the Dark Knight shooting in … Continue reading

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