I know of a girl that was raped by a 12 year old boy when she was 7, almost every day for a year whilst her mother denied it and then blamed her for it, calling her own daughter a slut.
Am I mad at the boy? Of course not. He was a troubled individual that had no concept of kindness or compassion as he had never experienced it himself. Instead of being sent to juvenile prison he should have gotten proper counselling
People do bad things because they think they are not worthy to be "good" people, or they truly believe a "good" person doesn't exist. My heart goes out to both types of victims, the abuser and the abused.
How I see this image?...
This picture is a woman, a beautiful adolescent rising from the depths she was once dragged down to, her virgin blood preserved in a glass vial. She is still pure, still loving, still beautiful. Overcoming the rape and soaring towards her dreams has made her stronger than ever before, the red ribbon losing it's grip around her as she soars.
Before anyone attacks me about standing up for the rapist, I WAS that 7 year old girl.
I forgive him and only wish the best for him and that he overcomes his inner demons.
Thank you for finally being able to complete something so beautiful and dignified.