In our job we read a lot. We look at all the angles we soak up as much information as we can find. We want to help as many people as we can as much and as effectively as we can as quickly as possible.
We want to see positive change in the field. We are always looking for the best possible ideas and in doing so reading some of the most awful accounts of how some humans treat others. We also read some really positive and empowering stories too.
This is what happened recently while looking through the news we came across a story about a tattoo artist n Brazil that is giving female survivors of abuse free tattoo’s to cover up the scars they have been left with, turning something “ugly” into something “beautiful”. Such a simple thing that gives these victims, these women something new to look at. It’s a different way of seeing themselves. It doesn’t take the pain away but it does change the conversation.
It would be so nice to be able to just say stop no more and for that to happen but that is not the case. Ideas like this make a real difference in so many ways it supports the women that have survived and it brings the topic to the forefront, it gets people talking about the subject. Maybe one day we will be able to say stop no more and that will be the end of it.