Monday, October 18, 2010

Let There Be Light— One Year Later

 By Pamela Chapman

As Delilah, our leader, advocate, and promoter sent out the blog schedule for “Time’s Up!” she reminded us that we had been creating posts for one year. Yes, Time’s Up! is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Congratulations!

I sat back in my writing chair. I thought of all the stories, all the experts and advocates who had put forth their effort and their voice. I also thought of all the individuals who’d been touched by Time’s Up! those who’d found courage, strength, and the will to go on whether they were fighting for a cause, changing legislature, the system or surviving a tragic event. For one year Time’s Up! has shed light onto a dark subject and provided hope.

It is my personal belief that once light is shed on a subject, no matter what that subject might be, it no longer holds any power. Where women once held their heads low in shame and shut their mouths due to fear, women now hold their heads high, march on Washington, meet with Congress and stand before judges and bring about great change. They are silenced no more. Let’s not forget the men who have joined the cause.

I look back over my Facebook page and in a year we have seen amazing tools, causes, and organizations emerge. Susan Murphy Milano’s Time’s Up! A Guide on How to Safely Leave an Abusive Relationship, Crime Wire Investigates Blog Talk Radio and E.S.T.E.A.M have emerged along with numerous humanitarian organizations bringing their light, love, and healing into our world. I AM Change and Beacons of Light fan pages will saturate the internet with so much love pedophiles, sex offenders, and abusers won’t be able to turn to the net to seek out the innocent and vulnerable.

Let there be light. I turned to the internet to find the “official” meaning for this word, light that is. There were many—all the physics stuff of course. However, here is what resonated for me. Light: spiritual awareness; an illumination. Something that provides information or clarification: to throw some light on the situation.  A state of awareness or understanding, especially as derived from a particular source: in the experience.

Times Up! advocates, supporters and subscribers keep up the great work. And may your light bring continued healing, and hope to a world that so desperately needs the change. Let there be light!

Pamela Chapman is the Founder of iAscend Programs and the host of "Get the Hell Out!" on BlogTalk Radio.


1 comment:

  1. The abusers may cower in shadows of their mind but their victims have been shown the Light of Freedom. And those who post here and advocate for their rights are tops!

    Happy Anniversary Time's Up!


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