Abuse is invisible

Marilyn Mills, Muizenberg

A common feeling about abuse is that women feel invisible

No one wants to see it or know about it

Abuse is personal

Family, friends, neighbours turn a blind eye

No one wants their lives disrupted

So you pretend it does not matter

It goes on for life even after you escape it

That feeling of being invisible never goes away

The feeling of never being appreciated never goes away

Even if it it’s no longer true

A life ruined by one person and no one sees it

Abuse is invisible