Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh
Rehtaeh’s Robot is My New Tattoo
This morning I was reading over my Facebook feed when I saw a post about how tattoos help sexual assault survivors reclaim their bodies. When Rae asked to get a tattoo after she was sexually assaulted I was not quite onboard. I thought she’d get the wrong one and regret it or she was too young (she got it on her 16th birthday).
After she got it you should have seen the look on her face. Later she told her mom she felt like it was her body again.
This is my latest tattoo. It’s a robot from a drawing Rehtaeh created on graph paper. I love seeing her art on my arm.