I fought to be heard, I was not silent when I was 19. I did what I should have done; press charges and go to trial. The Jurors then freed a predator. I fought without knowing it then, that I would continue to fight for all of you too's. I want to say I tried. My words, or lack of physical evidence, weren't enough at the time to convict my assaulter.
Did the justice system fail me? Absolutely! But I won something greater: Power of Truth!
My words! They have never changed. I have fought for all of you too's-held you when you are crying, as I was held crying once.
I have brought drunken girls home after they clubbed and got surrounded by men. I don't walk down dark alleys. I wear a whistle on my keychain; have a bat in my car. This is what it's like to be a woman and we never walk alone.
Laws changed only after numerous famous actresses were stalked and raped then murdered. If we want better stronger laws, a judicial system that protects us, we have to work for it.
We have to be truthful.
We have to speak. Fight for each other. That is my victory; my duty-in being a survivor of Rape to be here with all of you too's now. It took me 18 years to say that R word, even after a public trial. We have come a long way but not long enough. To all of you too's out there: I got your back.
Greeting the world with my arms wide open, hoping I catch myself if I fall down...I usually do.
"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour."
~Old Zen Adage
"Life is like a pair of Jeans. You cant quite find the right pair." Misa Wheeler-Ellis
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. ~Samuel Beckett
Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth." Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires"- Nelson Mandela
AboutMisa Wheeler- Ellis
I think serving others in this world is my highest passion, I like to live life to the fullest...life isn’t what we think it is though always, so I’m 4real and say it I do so love to laugh, play, being a mother is my grandest adventure...,to be a sister, daughter, friend, wife to my amazing Husband Ben...my relationships with those I love mean the most...hope to rise up to my own expectations once in awhile? Hopefully someone else's too...learning to be who I am, finding that more every day.
I'm a dreamer...and take life as deep as it comes...
I think learning to love myself is the highest journey, and to live in the moment, I like to drink a cup of tea with a friend...or possibly my worst enemy. I really just want world peace.
Misa is an Advocacy in NWA
Co-Director and Co-Founder of HERBAL SIMPLICITY in
, Fayetteville Arkansas
A Distributor for PrimeMyBody