So in keeping with the work that I'm doing with the fantastic 'Butterfly' project, I just wanted to share this image that I captured yesterday at their wonderful art therapy workshop. :-)
This image for me very much challenges the preconceptions of those who have suffered domestic abuse. Too often, they are touted as scarred, damaged people, when in fact, they are just people. Like you and I. Yes, no doubt, they have suffered horrendous trauma at the hands of those in whom they had placed their trust, however, that does not mean that many cannot, and do not overcome that. Better equipped to deal with the challenges that life throws at them, better equipped to defeat anguish and replace it with compassion.
They are butterflies, they are you, they are all of us. :-)
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