Hey Everyone —
I received an email about this, and wanted to pass along the news to you as well.
On April 16, 2013, at 9 am, Prevent Child Abuse America will be making a dramatic visual statement in New York City. In their words, they are turning the “Big Apple” into the “Big Pinwheel” by displaying around 5000 pinwheels in Times Square.
The pinwheel is the new national symbol for child abuse prevention. They have chosen the pinwheel as a way of saying all children deserve a bright future.
I certainly agree that all children should have a safe, happy, and bright future.
Child abuse creates so much long-term damage, so much unnecessary pain, so many horrors that last and last and last…. It really irritates me that there are adults in the world who feel “entitled” to abuse children. It’s such a nasty horrific crime to beat and abuse and terrify little children. How dare they be so cruel. I completely despise perpetrators who believe this to be an acceptable way of life.
And yes, far too much child abuse happens in the world, so I applaud those who are working hard to take a stand against it.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be in NYC on April 16, but I can imagine that it will be absolutely beautiful in Times Square. If someone gets to be there, please be sure to take pictures! It will be very sparkly, very twinkly, very colorful, I’m sure.
Please remember — the spinning and reflective flashing of the lights and colors from the pinwheels may be a little triggering for some of you with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID / MPD), so if you go, please be sure that you are safe enough to handle that much visual intensity all at once. Work with your system ahead of time so they can know what you will be seeing and why you are looking at it. Fast moving lights and colors are commonly used in various mind control abuse techniques, so if you are sensitive to these types of triggers, please be careful.
You can learn more about this national event at Pinwheels for Prevention at www.pinwheelsforprevention.org . (Photo courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia.)
- What are your thoughts about this particular event?
- What does a pinwheel mean to you?
- Do you like the choice of a pinwheel being used as the national symbol for child abuse prevention?
- Would you like to be there, if you could?
- What are your thoughts about child abuse prevention?
Your thoughts and comments are appreciated, as always.
Copyright © 2008-2017 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
Pilgrim kids says
Pinwheels be everware in our head this week
Boo be so upset cuz her cant spin like her always do and she be making a fuss
We hate pinwheels
Wow we just now saw we alredyy replyd to this 8 times
Rocio Caro (@Rocio_9_Caro) says
we likes pinwheels. pinwheels makes us feel happy happy happy. we gots pinwheels in our yard. we not likes big citys, but it wud be fun to see so many pinwheels. we bes sory that sum peepls not likes pinwheels, but we unnerstands ‘bowt skary flashing lites an’ stuffs like that. that bes bad stuffs.
Dear Pilgrim, Hope you are safe and okay. We care.
Ok seriously now. After two damn months, i hate this fucking page of your blog. Make the fucking pinwheel picture go away. For real.
Kathy Broady says
Didn’t mean to take so long to put up a new post….
I hope you like the angels better. 🙂
Plez mac the penwel go awa 🙁 plez ok
I think it’s a good idea to have visual reminders in public places about a problem that is traditionally hidden away, denied, covered up. In the past couple of weeks i saw these pinwheels displayed in two different states, aside from this display in NYC. I was surprised but glad to see the participation in other locations. I was also glad that the displays looked well tended and taken care of, not neglected and falling apart.
I think i have mixed feelings about pinwheels as a symbol. Pinwheels make me think of summer breezes and carefree playtimes, so i really like that. i remember how special a pinwheel seemed to me when i was lttle. They are also pretty fragile, so i guess it’s a good symbol, but that also makes me uneasy…as well as the fact that pinwheels are entirely motionless unless the outside force of air movement affects them.
Something about the appearance of the silver and metallic blue colors bothers me.
But i definitely appreciate the thought!
I really have a hatred for pinwheels now.
It didn’t happen kaffy. They blowed up the world that day.
Omg please make the goddamn pinwheels go away
Pinwheel pinwheel spinning around
Look at my pinwheel and see what Ive found
I dont like pin whels i dont like to see this paje.
Cant we make them pin wells go Away plese
This is such a beautiful idea. I’ve never had a desire to visit or be in NY, but I would love to be there for this event.
Does anyone know if it’s being televised on any network or perhaps streaming on a website? I would like to view it from the safety of my home.
Thank you very much for sharing.
baydolphin – that’s a wonderful idea – I hope you whole road begins to turn blue with pinwheels
I’m reblogging this, child abuse awareness is so key to prevention
A few of the really little ones like pinwheels, they like shiny pretty spinny things. A few of the little ones are triggered into switching by spinny things. Bright shiney lights and spinning puts some of them into a trance.
We woudnt go to the event though anyway. Child abuse talk of any kind makes us too nervous and flashback-y.
It’s a very nice idea, a generous sort of affirmation. I don’t like the choice of a pinwheel though but I am not sure why. Thanks for sharing this. I am not in the states by a long shot, but I will look out for the pictures 🙂 》Brazen
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Basically, I was asking if you are taking new clients at the Abuse Consultants website. I encountered broken links when trying to pay for an appointment; also the emails I sent bounced back to me. Please let me know. Thanks.
The links to register for a session with you on the abuseconsultants website are not working, and the when i sent you an email using the email addresses listed on that website, they bounced back to me. are you are still doing sessions? I would be a new client. Thanks.
n if we r stil heer cuz mayb mite haf to go way den we gonna put our own pinweels ouside for us ok? mayb evrybody kin put der own pinweel in our yard. nobody wanted to see wat was hapenin in we wanna put dat pinweels ouside for us so we kin say – lok n see us now! will u see us? we r heer! we r stil heer! we r stil heer!