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"I am beautiful. I am free. I am wise. I am Sophia. How did I get here? How did I come to this? Why am I in these chains? Why am I locked in a dark cellar surrounded by things that degrade and dehumanize me? Especially words. Words that are meant to shame, subdue and enslave me. And they do because I let them. Confession: I entered into this relationship because I wanted to. I was not forced. It was my choice. I was free. Although I couldn't have known at the time, I was also free to submit myself to a cruel master hiding in wait behind beautiful promises. I signed up for this. But I had no idea what "this" was. It was a craftily laid trap! But my wisdom was young. Like a child's. My trust was naive. Like a child's. For a long time I believed that things weren't really that bad. Then when I realized they were, I hoped that I could, with endless effort, change them. Finally, I had to admit: I was trapped. Yes, I walked into it. No, I did not mean to be caged. My exterior life was poor. However, my inner life was rich. And somehow I knew, I just knew, that one day this would release me, liberate me, and save me. Indeed, I would save myself!"