that I shouldn’t keep it all inside.
I protested, stubbornly clinging onto the walls that I had spent a lifetime building and reinforcing.
But then, I finally realised that I was suffocating within these very walls – So I let them down.
And I spoke.
And they listened.
But not to understand – to reply.
I was left feeling violated:
defenceless, vulnerable and devastated…
…My self-worth undermined, my voice still unheard.