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Generational Curses

 

My Grandmother is a Queen

But she lives like Cinderella

Her children are her wicked stepmother

Keeping her money, her love, her life from her

They keep her locked in the dark

From the people who truly love her…

…Her grandchildren,

Especially the apple of her eye

Her “Daisy May”.

What are we to do?

Generations of ignorance

Burdened upon our shoulders

If I ruled the world

I’d free all my sons

As well as my ancestors

But I’m a grown up

Yet I’m still too young

For responsibilities.

I’m more educated

Than my mother and father

Yet my intellect is downplayed.

They’re older in years

But mentally we’ve aged a thousand

These streets have aged us

Your burdens have aged us

Your abusive hands have aged us.

Like babies we cry out

Yet it’s our breasts you cry for;

Grow up.

What are we to do?

Author:

I’m Cece Alexandra and I have Epilepsy. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed significantly. After studying and teaching Humanities and Literature for all of my adult life, I was bullied and lost my job a month before qualifying to become an English Teacher. Once you fail the Teacher Training course in England, you cannot ever retrain; I then became too sick to work because of my Epilepsy. I am now currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology with the University of Liverpool. My disability provokes me into raising awareness for invisible disabilities, which I also actively partake in with Epilepsy Action. Part of that awareness is to help fight against invisible disability discrimination - I believe that this behaviour is not cognitively unconscious; modern society is actively partaking in a hierarchy of disabilities and I believe that there is not enough psychological research to prove this. I am also clinically interested in Cultural Psychology - particularly Collectivist Culture, and wish to pursue this further in my academic career.

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