This was so devastatingly powerful to me when I read it, I had to share, it cut thru me like a knife as I viewed some of these and really hit home on how these things affect people and children. Please note there are some VERY OFFENSIVE WORDS here that I do not condone, however the impact and reality of life make this an every day reality. I apologize ahead of time if this offends you.
Words have meaning, and they possess the power to change the world. They can inspire us to do amazing things, or to commit the most horrible acts. It’s up to everyone to understand they are responsible for wielding that awesome power. Because words cut the deepest, and yet leave no marks, they can truly be the most devastating form of abuse.
PhotographerRichard Johnson, who has himself suffered from the worst kind of verbal abuse, created a series of photos to illustrate their incredibly harmful effect. These images, created for theWeapon of Choice Project, are important because they remind us that the terms we throw out in moments of anger or frustration can be just as damaging as physical abuse.
CAUTION!: The photos below feature victims and strong terms of emotional, sexual and verbal abuse.
We presented each participant in the Weapon of Choice project with a list of hurtful words, and…
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