#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. 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.

      • 🙂 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.

      • 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…

      • 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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