The Story of Bresha Meadows: Who Will Sing a Black Girl’s Song?

David J. Leonard @ The Root; excerpt below:

Unlike us, a nation that fails abuse victims—daughters, sons, mothers; that looks away and blames victims, Bresha Meadows said, “Enough.”

Trapped, like millions of other kids, she felt she had no other choice. Ignored, she felt she had no other option, no other way to protect her mom, her family and herself. What could she do to live a life free from abuse and violence? She refused to live in terror; she refused to blame her mom for not leaving, since she was a victim, too. In the face of violence, fear and terror, she stood her ground, and we stand with her now.

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