The feeling of invisibility originated from my childhood and was a thread in my abusive marriage. One of the most damaging effects of my abuse was when my ex-husband walked into a room, and I say hi, and he walked by me without acknowledging my presence. It triggered those childhood experiences where I felt that I didn’t matter and wasn’t good enough. I was invisible. After I left my abusive marriage, I had to grieve those feelings. This poem was written as a ritual to end my grieving process.
Picture: I took the picture in Kona, Hawaii. The lady in the picture seems to be self-reflecting. Self-reflection is required to change the narrative of our stories.
Rose Saad is a Christian, a survivor of domestic violence, and a registered nurse. In her experience as an emergency room nurse and a member of her faith community, she noticed that both trained professionals and mature Christians frequently misunderstand the abused women who come to them for help. She also noticed a lack of resources designed to help Christian women suffering domestic violence.
Rose used her experience to write A Path to Hope: Restoring the Spirit of the Abused Christian Woman. Her passion is to empower survivors through education about domestic violence and the Word of God. And, her vision is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effects on families and to share information about strategies and resources that can be used to help victims of domestic violence.
She blogs about domestic violence and the message of hope on her website: https://www.rosesaad.com. Facebook: A Path to Hope Email: email@example.com