These Shocking Photos Show The Scars You Can’t Normally See. And They’re Horrifying.

I have reblogged this with the prayer that people will become aware that words can cut deeper than a knife and hopefully will not turn away when they read and view the pictures. Instead they will become a part of the solution to stop the abuse.

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Words have meaning, and they possess the power to change the world.  They can inspire us to do amazing things, or to commit the most  horrible acts.  It’s up to everyone to understand they are responsible for wielding that awesome power.  Because words cut the deepest, and yet leave no marks, they can truly be the most devastating form of abuse.

PhotographerRichard Johnson, who has himself suffered from the worst kind of verbal abuse, created a series of photos to illustrate their incredibly harmful effect.  These images, created for theWeapon of Choice Project, are important because they remind us that the terms we throw out in moments of anger or frustration can be just as damaging as physical abuse.

CAUTION!: The photos below feature victims and strong terms of emotional, sexual and verbal abuse.

Weapon of Choice

We presented each participant in the Weapon of Choice project with a list of hurtful words, and…

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6 thoughts on “These Shocking Photos Show The Scars You Can’t Normally See. And They’re Horrifying.

  1. I clicked like, but that is not the right word – this is so striking – thank for sharing it Sue. Words have such power – life and death.

  2. It usually is to the ones closest to us but with the Lord’s bandaide on our mouths we can do better. I have but have to stay aware of my tongue.

  3. Wow… Makes me want to share this with my 12-step women’s group and ask them what word would be stamped on them – and where. Maybe I will. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. That would be interesting for sure and something that can be worked on in healing. Thanks for checking it out.

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