A New Rainy Day

Today has started

Today I have woke in a significantly better space. My sleep was a bit restless as I tossed and turned. An idea came to mind about creating a canvass and that idea kept me thinking about my own experience. Not an experience that I wanted to keep me awake, I will say that. One of being molested at the age of fourteen. I was a willing participant in the act but I can’t help but to think of how sick the 32 year old man was/is. Although I was willing how can a man for one minute believe that a fourteen year old knows what she is doing when it comes to sex and the activities that it involves. It is disturbing to say the least. Disturbing that I thought it was cool that a man of his age would want anything to do with a young teen and more disgusting that he did.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever disclosed this information but the weight of it felt extremely heavy last night and so, I decided if I hadn’t wrote about it, I would. The man is my step-uncles twin brother. Gross, right? I will not allow this to consume my thoughts today but I will tell y’all the idea I had. In the world of creative journaling, tabs are a big deal. Tabs? You ask. The tabs that stick out to make it easier to find a specific section, rather the tabs I reference are for decoration purposes.

These tabs can be made of sturdy cardstock, cardboard, fabric, anything you can staple to the side of the paper to make it easier to access a specific page. Well, for one reason or another, I thought it would a neat idea to have those who have been molested, willing or not, make a tab that represents the act they wish to forget. The tabs would be mailed to me and I will staple them to a thin canvass, creating a piece of art that collectively has been created from victims across the globe. Once the canvass is full, it could be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds to victims of molestation. Let me know what you think of this idea. I will provide photos of what I mean when I say a tab, below.

Revenge of Eve

This isn’t to distract from me as much as it is to get out of pity. Let me know what you think of the idea. If it so happens you experienced such acts more than once, make tabs for each occasion. The tabs do not have to be pretty. They can be torn, wrinkled, ink-stained, whatever your idea is, I support. If there is an interest, we can do this together. I’m sure I could scan an outline of a tab for those who would prefer there to be a guide. If you wanted to write your abusers initials on the tab, do so. My hope is that this will help with letting the act(s) go.

Revenge of Eve

**Post update: I will purchase a post office box soon and will publish a post with the address for those interested. This can be an anonymous participation. I will not attach any personal information to the piece of canvass related to the tabs.

23 Replies to “A New Rainy Day”

  1. ashleyleia says:

    Wow, what an amazing idea!

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  2. ashleyleia says:

    Reblogged this on Mental Health @ Home and commented:
    Revenge of Eve has an idea for an amazing art project to promote healing from child/youth molestation.

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  3. This is an awesome idea of yours. Some of the journals I have kept have post-its folded down on pages that were of importance to me. (Example) emotional distress and physical by my father, and my ex-fiance’. I also have them in different colors to signify them separately. One journal, in particular, I burned during a camping trip. I was drunk and given drugs (That I didn’t know about at the time) and was date raped. I burned that bitch up because I couldn’t live with having it around me. Believe it or not, it actually helped me at the time, and years thereafter. Once in a blue moon, I think back to that time period and I am still grateful for burning that book.

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  4. Barb says:

    It’s an awesome idea. Would you believe that I’m not ready to let go? Too scared, I think, of what might happen if I do.

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  5. Meg says:

    That is so creative! I love it!!
    I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through! It’s hard for me to imagine, but it must have been awful and emotionally overwhelming. Creativity is a wonderful weapon against a confusing world!

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  6. […] of my favorite blogs to read is Revenge of Eve and in one of her postings today, she reflected back on a traumatic sexual assault at 14 she […]

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  7. Joshua Shea says:

    I also linked to this on my site and used the opening paragraph as a jumping-off point for an entry. I really like your tab idea, BTW

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  8. Carol Anne says:

    what a fab idea! I can relate since I’ve been through child abuse, sexual abuse, and I am sorry for what you went through! Will reblog this for you too!

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  9. Carol Anne says:

    Reblogged this on Therapy Bits and commented:
    Candice had a fantastic idea! Read all about it here! Congrats on a super idea Candice!

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  10. Awesome idea! Would you be willing/able to take digital submissions and print them?

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    • That shouldn’t be a problem. I wonder if it would work using Evernote. You can scan using the app and save it as a picture or a document or post-it but I’m not sure how I would print it. You could email it to me and I can save it to Drive and print it from there!! Yay…i talked it out-lol Great idea.

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  11. Christie Suarez says:

    This is incredible. As an abuse survivor myself, I love what you’re doing! Most important, I’m so sorry for what you went through as well. No one should have to deal with this. Great concept and you seem to be making quite an impact, making others like me feel less alone.

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    • Wow!! That’s a huge compliment and I appreciate you saying it – more than you can imagine. I believe I have worked out the details to receive tabs digitally if you have the capability yourself, I would be honored to receive a tab from you to place on the canvass. If you do not have the access to send digitally, you are more than welcome to mail it to me. 🙂. If that is the case, you can email me and I will give you the information to do so.

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