This is a tough post. I will probably never be able to write everything I have to say about her. It’s too personal. But had my older sister been born in a different place, at a different time, to a different father, she might have made it.
But she didn’t. she was a victim of a society which didn’t understand mental illness, and a father who simply didn’t want to hold such responsibility. She didn’t live to tell the tale, but I can. And my mom had to make a choice. She couldn’t save both of her daughters, and she ended up saving me. She died at the age of 14, alone.
I need to tell her story more often. I owe her that much.
We’re rising all over the world today, because our women deserve better, because my sister deserves better. Because Geogeo deserves better.
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