The thief and the pig

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The hidden extent of abuse in society

The Thief

The thief is not a person but represents the life that has been taken from you because you experienced abuse. In particular, it is the desperate situation you are in at this stage in life. Abused people are damaged, and they need access to the necessary support services to recover from it. Ignoring the matter time and time again allows the hidden extent of abuse in society to continue to happen.

The Pig

The pig, on the other hand, slowly snuffles and wallows in what feels pleasant. It represents the awful system that should protect the vulnerable from the diabolical people that prey on them. A society that feels comfortable when they don’t think about or act accordingly to the abuse children and adults suffer. The pig needs to see everything and acknowledge that even the smallest of cases have far-reaching consequences down the line. The pig needs to get a high viz jacket!

An excerpt from Stepping closer to healing from past abuse

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