Tag: Aja Beech
Carpe noctem, cor meum
Seize the night, my heart
restrain this time, bind it to
all the good sought here.
Communications Specialist and Ethics Professional
Be more like Beech. Show up. Stand up. Listen. Collaborate.The Philadelphia Inquirer
Abortion debate is a reminder that those with disabilities are worthy of life
Imagine being pregnant and a doctor telling you that the child you carry has a disability. Imagine that they tell you this disability is a strong reason to obtain an abortion, even later in pregnancy. Imagine that disability is something like clubfoot. Imagine being the mother and choosing an abortion.
Now, imagine you are a person who lives a completely functional, active, and productive life with clubfeet and hearing all of this.
You harbinger of light
bring unto us a new day
each cell a divine creation
from beginning to end
that the maker of all
may be displayed.
Each one of us
manifested through light
in the dark
with intention, with purpose
that may be
displayed in us.
A reminder that
we have all been made
with the same light.
Stop Assault Voyeurism
Recently in Philadelphia a woman was raped on public transportation as people watched and filmed until SEPTA police stopped the assault at the final stop on the train. A few years ago I wrote this piece for WHYY News on the importance of intervention.
One incident I recount is when a complete stranger saved me from being attacked as I ran from a man chasing me on Callowhill street. I still don’t know her name. She likely saved my life.
“In a world where we are all accountable for each other, in a world where we find no pleasure in the victimization of others, we are less likely to be victim to one another.”
Stop Assault Voyeurism
Victims hurt twice over by people who watch an assault rather than stop it
Surviving and Healing Event with Transitions of PA October 28
Looking forward to this program for Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Transitions of PA.
Please join us to discuss how writing poetry can help healing and be a support for survivors. If you have survived abuses, are currently in an abusive situation, or know a person dealing with domestic abuse of any kind this event may be very helpful.
As always:: If you know anyone in need of assistance due to domestic violence feel free to let them know they can reach out. I never discuss this publicly, so please direct message and I will answer as soon as possible.
While it is focused on survivors, this event is public and FREE to attend. Visit www.transitionsofpa.org for more information.#Health, Aja Beech, artforhealing, breathing, care, centering, Criminal Justice, domestic violence, dv, grounding haiku, Grounding Poem, haiku, healing, interpersonal violence, ipv, justice, mindfulness, peace, peacefulness, Philadelphia, Philly, poem, poet, poetry, self care, survivor, violence, wellness, women
Everyone feels so
far away. Shut your eyes tight
imagine love close.
If I were to climb
a mountain what then? Keep on,
find another climb