***This video was not photoshopped or edited in any way. This is the raw footage from the 2014 BTS Women's Retreat. ***
This weekend an amazing organization, Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, hosted an all women's revitalization retreat for victims and survivors of violence. 36 women from all around the country attended this life changing event in hopes of transformation - we all can agree that transformation happened.
Our breakthrough activity was a letter writing exercise where we all wrote letters to our Abusers. Writing is a huge way to express yourself especially if you've experienced abuse. We then shared our letters in groups with our fellow BTS SISTERS. After sharing we decided to move on we wanted to burn our letters and so we did. As I threw in the letters one by one, the attendees dedicated our letters to our angels who have been murdered from domestic violence and those in our lives who still suffer from abuse.
At the end of the burning ritual, I decided to play a song written and sung by Terry Josiah Sharpe - Angels Will Soar. My words before turning on the song were "May our Angels Always Soar.." And soar is exactly what they did..
A few angels we dedicated our letters to were my sisters Brandi, Ashleigh, and MRD.
This video is mind-blowing and shocking and hopefully you'll be inspired as we were!