#BringBackOurGirls 100 days later

Over the past 100 days I have:

pottered in my garden.

tweeted.

helped my husband lay new flooring.

written school reports.

protested for Palestine.

bitched with friends.

received flowers.

been overdrawn.

attended a street festival.

laid in the sunshine.

argued with loved ones.

bought new artwork.

laughed.

witnessed the dashed hopes and dreams of a nation.

taught Zumba to my class.

cried.

received callaloo and cabbage seeds from a stranger.

hoovered (ok I’m not fooling anyone) hoovered.

listened to my unborn baby’s heartbeat.

felt fat.

stalked on Facebook.

watched a human chess match.

daydreamed.

found it impossible to sleep.

eaten Nandos.

watched TV.

participated in a treasure hunt.

joined the TEDx Brixton event team.

had a pedicure.

rushed to hospital.

attended a beautiful wedding.

Over the past 100 days the Chibok girls have:

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How quickly the world forgets. ©Sarah Peace
How quickly the world forgets. Photograph S Peace ©

Yesterday marked 100 days since the girls were kidnapped from Chibok Girls Secondary School in Nigeria by the group Boko Haram.  In the 100 days since the kidnapping the people of Chibok have continued to face daily assaults from the terrorist group; 11 parents of the kidnapped girls have since died in the fighting.  

 

 

We have no idea if their daughters know of their death.

We have no idea if their daughters are still alive.  

We have no idea.

#BringBackOurGirls

We must keep the pressure up and continue to ask questions and demand that they #BringBackOurGirls.

To find out about how you can show your support visit: https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls?

26 responses to “#BringBackOurGirls 100 days later”

  1. No, we haven’t forgotten. I pray for them every day, included them in a poem posted, and shared this observance on Facebook. Thanks for your post, your juxtaposition is strong.

    1. Let’s hope that all our voices are heard and the girls are safely returned to their families!!

      Is your poem on your site? I’d love to repost on my twitter and Facebook if that’s ok?

      1. Thanks for wanting to share, I don’t separate anyone’s suffering, so I included these girls in a poem that was propelled by the massacres in Gaza. Here is the direct link http://rigzenchomo.com/2014/07/12/buddha-cries-for-gaza/

  2. We need to all keep the pressure up! #BringBackOurGirls

  3. Not forgotten by many; but neglected by those in power. This is such a powerful piece 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number and commented:
    I think of all that I have done in the last 100 days, and know that if my child had been taken from me and I didn’t know where he was or what was happening to him, I would be so consumed with fear and anxiety that even the smallest things would seem impossible. Please, don’t let us forget these girls and their families.

      1. Yes!!!!
        Thank you for reblogging my post! Let’s keep the pressure up!!

        Let’s #BringBackOurGirls!!!

      1. 🙂 your post really brought home to me how quickly time passes in everyday life; yet how it must crawl by for the girls and their families.

        1. So true… also for me… so many events are happening across the world and on our doorsteps.. that one morning you wake up asking “I wonder what ever happened to those girls”… You try to watch the news to find out they have already moved on to the next big news story…

          1. True. I guess it happens everywhere, but in NZ it seems the only way to keep any story alive in the news is for a NZer to be involved. I guess it is easier (and cheaper) to communicate suffering by door-stepping one local family as a cipher for all suffering. But in situations like the Boxing Day Tsunami and the Malaysian flight shot down last week; it is a rather grotesque cipher.

            1. So true!! UK media is just the same!! (unless it’s referring to UK government… then all of the sudden it all goes quiet 😉 xx

              1. Which I guess is one of the reasons social media has become a powerful means of transmitting news. 🙂

  5. This is a heartbreaking piece of writing. The juxtaposition is so moving, and the photo is hauntingly perfect. Well done.

    1. Thank you! The topic is very important to me.. I dare not imagine what the past 100 days has been like for them. I can’t imagine losing a parent at a time like that.

  6. Puts everything into perspective. Yes, we have to keep the pressure on!

    1. Yes!!! #BringBackOurGirls

  7. Let’s hope they are returned to their families soon!

  8. I pray they are released soon. They are innocent and definitely do not deserve this in any way.

  9. Reblogged this on Anne Squared and commented:
    What would you be doing if your daughter were among the kidnapped?
    Seriously, what would you do?
    Your child may be among this group of girls, but they are all someone’s child. So decide to do something! Make a commitment by adding it in your blog and linking it back here.
    Let’s be on the side of the children… All children.

  10. Great post.! Thank you for the blog follow too 🙂

  11. Reblogged this on worldnative and commented:
    Time to bring them home and show that the world has not forgotten them!

  12. Reblogged this on A Somer's Day and commented:
    Day 108 and they still haven’t been returned. So sad!

  13. Time’s flying, and looks even more nowadays with this unceasing flow of infos pushing the preceding ones to sort of M.I.A.’s 🙂

  14. JOOO WE HERE IN NIGERIA ARE PRAYING FOR THEM TOO. THEY HAVE RESCUED 250 PLUS OTHER GIRLS/WOMEN RECENTLY BUT NOT THEM. WITH OUR NEW PRESIDENT OF ACTION I KNOW WE WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS.

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