Shatter The Silence

northwest center against sexual assault

The following poem was chosen for first place in local contest and was written by a Northwest CASA teen client. She has authorized for us to share her words with you. *Trigger Warning*

Shatter The Silence

The tight, tiny t-shirts
The short, slip on skirts,
The B bra breasts
The little black dress,
The legs of soft and smooth
The pretty face of youth,
The body that was adored
The age difference that got ignored,
The consent that was never given
The truth that was kept hidden

Just because my shirt may have shown a little cleavage,
does NOT mean you get to put you hand down there
Just because my shorts may look a little tight,
does NOT mean I want you taking them off
Just because I am young,
does NOT mean you get to take advantage of me
Just because I wasn’t saying no,
does NOT mean…

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