Tell your story. Shout it. Write it. Whisper it if you have to. But tell it. Some won’t understand it. Some will outright reject it. But many will thank you for it. And then the most magical thing will happen. One by one, voices will start whispering, ‘Me, too.’ And your tribe will gather. And you will never feel alone again. L.R. Knost
In my last post Getting Justice, I described how difficult it often is for victims of Narcissistic Abuse to get justice because people are not educated about the severity and impact of this form of abuse and also because Narcissists are usually charming, charismatic and extremely adept at fooling others.
The post generated a few comments by people equally frustrated by their experience. One comment by a fellow blogger, Over That Rainbow, particularly caught my attention so I have decided to publish it as a post.
“We need a #metoo_narcabuse campaign. Something that will give victims faces, numbers, voice, and visibility. I’d also say it needs to be well planned ahead so that we have videos made specifically for mainstream viewing, for awareness within the justice system, spokespeople, advocates, psychologists and other experts involved and engaged, as well as victims’ videos, blogs, and stories.
If enough critical mass is reached, victims who are still trapped and oblivious to the nature of the abuse will have a better chance of waking up. These people’s families and friends may also be able to spot it easier when they see it, and if nothing else resulted from it, that would already be a big step in the right direction.
However, I’ll agree that the justice system needs to start waking up for this as well. I know it’s difficult all around: it’s difficult to prove, it’s difficult for judges to tell who the victim is and who the abuser is, it’s difficult to put a system in place to help guide these issues legally and it’s also difficult to create awareness in the system.
I’ve been feeling very frustrated by this and I can’t think of any other better alternative other than to achieve power through numbers. And the only way to do this, currently, is through a worldwide #metoo style campaign, that has the potential to spread quickly and effectively.”
I totally agree with Over That Rainbow that in order to make ourselves heard, we need to join voices. There are many people talking about Narcissistic Abuse on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, websites and blogs but they are still almost only seen by a minority.
I like the idea of the #metoo_narcabuse campaign. By uniting forces, we can make people aware, we can make maybe people listen, we can make put Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Abuse on the map and thus maybe spare more victims. I have just created pascaleshealingjourney Instagram account to spread the word further.
Who’s with me?