‘Stolen daughter’ Blue eyeliner pencil on skin 01.06.22 by Her Mum

Exploring grief and trauma in response to domestic violence and family court abuse with the small ritual of replacing this message on my body for my stolen child.

July 7, 2022

‘Stolen daughter’ Blue eyeliner pencil on skin 01.06.22 by Her Mum

Exploring grief and trauma in response to domestic violence and family court abuse with the small ritual of replacing this message on my body for my stolen child.

Written on the womb that grew her, to make busy the arms and hands that cared and helped her. 

Carrying my determination to seek justice for us into each day. 

Stolen daughter is written and replaced as it fades. It will be rewritten until my daughter is safely back home. 

It is illegal to discuss family court cases publicly and this issue has made room for corruption as it prevents women from speaking out against injustice inequality and abuse. 

Since making this piece I have received many other womb-written stories from women whose children have been removed without cause or who are missing. Also from grandmothers aunts and siblings. Taking a child affects the community around them in an often unspoken grief. 

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