In the past few months, one of the many resident voices in my head keeps asking me when I'm going to start volunteering? I have no real excuse why I haven't started sooner other than I simply haven't. While my intention is good, it's just that; an intention. I need to birth it from an intention into an action. Through another blogger Xavier,(his blog is private), I learned that April was Sexual Abuse Awarenss Month. Through another blogger j.a.c I learned about Denim Day, which is about rape prevention and awareness. Oh, and I can't forget Terry and his post A Woman's Darkness. Each of these bloggers posted much needed information and awareness to educate us regarding sexual abuse and rape; a subject few want to talk about. The statistics on this virus running rampant in our society are actually inaccurate because they can only report what was reported to them. The fact, is that many do not report rape, sexual abuse, and/or sexual assault.
More than we even realize, we know someone who's been a victim of one of these heinous acts. Some had the strength and courage to report it while others did not. It's easy to say that it should be reported, but for those who have done some research know, society only rapes and abuses the victim all over again. Equally sad are the many men who've been sexually victimized who do not report their crime.
The point I'm trying to make here is that the voice in my head says, "Blu, you need to be there for someone who's going through this trauma. You need to lend your ear, a warm hug, or just your presence, so they are not alone. Blu, you can and will make a difference to someone; somewhere." To this voice I humbly and willingly concede. I know it's my calling to do this and with all of the recent posts I've read and from being a survivor I know I can and will make a difference. So, today I openly make the committment to make some calls and find out where I can lend my services and today will be the day I can say, I've given of myself as Christ has given for me. Amen? Amen!