Voices Needed Because that one time at the bar you felt it was okay to go up my skirt with your hand Because my drink made me sloppy drunk with a few sips AND you took advantage Voices Needed Because community peeps for ‘social justice’ feel that it’s okay to support a rapist instead of their semillas Because that movie tells ‘our’ story ‘so beautifully’ AND semillas need sunlight to grow… NOT… shade… Voices Needed Because young girls can get raped because they ‘drank too much’, ‘wore that dress’ and ‘were looking for action’ Because those beautiful wombyn find ways to stop their breath AND they need to keep on…going…. Voices Needed Because sexism, misogyny, and patriarchy are ‘not a big deal’ and make us ‘lose focus’ Because movements need to keep moving and ‘your shit is a roadblock’; ‘you’re a manhater’ AND we raise and love men Voices Needed Because our stories continue to be questioned Because we are told, ‘Police report please’ and ‘be consistent with your story’ AND our traumas, our fears are carried so deep inside us nothing… comes… out Voices Needed Because I can go on and on with these stories Because you think you know who wrote this yet it is not who you think because these stories. feelings. are common… AND they need to be STOPPED. SUPPORTED. KEEP USING YOUR VOICES. WE HEAR YOU!