I am honored to have my poem, Weeping World, featured in the 13th Guntur International Poetry Festival in India.
I would like to share this platform with other survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. If you would like to share your survival story, I would be happy to write up your story in an article.
Art is the individual and collective expression of hope, fear, life, love, death and EVERYTHING in between.
While recently listening to the song ‘Just Give Me a Reason’ by P!NK, I noticed a dialogue taking place between two lovers. I suspected it was an example of a trauma bond in an abusive relationship. After watching the video, I was convinced that the song was written about a trauma bond with a charming, yet deceptive, manipulator. Let us look at the video and analyse the lyrics, while bearing in mind the common signs and symptoms of narcissistic abuse.
Through his account, he touches on the socio-economic and political climate of South Africa during apartheid. He skillfully raises the international reader’s attention towards the ramifications of racism and poverty.