By Ansley Hayes, See the Triumph Guest Blogger
Reclaiming my right to feel joyful in my body has been the most difficult and rewarding part of my recovery from family violence. Listening to music connects me to a hopeful part of myself and inspires me to dream up new possibilities for a future I am finally sure exists. The right song can help me get dressed in the morning when I really want to stay in bed and a good beat grounds me in my skin and reminds me that I am whole, beautiful, and worthy. When I take time to listen to music and make art, I am reclaiming my right to take up space, to have opinions and preferences, and to feel safe and relaxed. I arranged this playlist and created these images as an act of self-care and an expression of compassion for victims and survivors everywhere. Thanks for listening.
To listen to my See the Triumph playlist on Spotify, please visit https://open.spotify.com/user/126169838/playlist/4g0JE3hBdDJmu9KKotLXDa?si=CroBRnOQT4S2WvQZUJb9XA.