This is such a powerful piece of writing and says so much.
This is jointly written by Keir Harding @keirwales and Hollie @Hoppypelican. Please stay safe reading this. It contains descriptions of self harm and restraint and allusions to abuse.
It’s taken a long time for us to put it together but we think its something that needs to be heard.
She places her hands against the cold window and peers through the grill into the twilit garden; the grill that traps her, obscures her view of the outside world and reinforces her cage. The reds and pinks of dusk bleed across the manicured lawn; the progression of day to night being the only consistency amidst the chaos she lives within. Along the corridor someone is still screaming. She knows the staff have tired of it because she hears the shouting and clattering of the care starting.
She remembers arriving; the initial feelings of safety, respite and containment that disintegrated…
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