Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Nov 07, 2017 - “It’s Not Okay to abuse and use anyone,” says singer/songwriter/author Linda Newlin in her new, provocative song and music video. The images and scenes depict all forms of abuse going on in our world and challenge the abusers who have hurt others and those who have been complicit by keeping quiet.
Newlin originally wrote the song and produced the video on the heels of the sexual abuse scandals perpetrated by the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts but its message is just as relevant today. Just this weekend, Facebook was flooded with “Me Too” messages from tens of thousands of women speaking up about sexual harassment and abuse.
“Keeping quiet is the reason abuse is so rampant in our world. People don’t speak up even in their own homes. I wrote this song to give voice to the abused and to encourage people to no longer be silent,” added Newlin.
It’s Not Okay to abuse and use anyone. Being silent is why this continues to go on in our world and our homes.
Linda Newlin, CEO Luna Madre Inc.
Newlin’s passion for helping people heal and end all forms of abuse is provocative. “What is abuse? It’s not just physical and sexual violence. It’s all the ways we allow others to use us for their personal gratification and convince us we have no choice,” states Newlin.
Awarded the Everyday Hero Award by Up With People for her work in helping to alleviate the suffering of others, Newlin continues to write and share her dream of ending abuse. Her video “It’s Not Okay” is available at http://youtu.be/idALxKBZ_W8. Newlin is available for media interviews on the subject of healing from abuse.
IT’S NOT OKAY
Did you just expect that we would somehow forget? And one day this would not really have an effect? How could you just stand by and watch the fists fly? And block out the nights when all we did was cry? Where were you when it was happening to me? You say that you didn’t know and you didn’t see? How is it possible that you missed the signs? Of a hurting body and crossed boundary lines Where was the protection? Howyou couldn’t stop it? Upon further reflection, how you wouldn’t stop it? And you still don’t seem to understand What it’s like living in confusion land My head said yes, but you said no But somewhere inside I knew it was so I kept asking and you kept lying And that’s how we learn to keep denying That it ever happened at all Put on a happy face and play ball Inside the truth sleeps until one day Light shines in the dark places hidden away And we remember the horror and a face That took our innocence without a trace Used our body and twisted our mind To believe that we were at fault Or one of a very special kind The trail of victims is long and deep And the pain won’t end until some die in their sleep Why aren’t children protected in their homes? Why do victims end up feeling so alone? I dare to speak out and Ipray my friend That this crime against somany, will come to an end It’s NOT Okay to abuse and use anyone It’s NOT Okay to abuse. It’s NOT Okay
Lyrics written by Linda Newlin. Copyrighted Luna Madre Music from the Love Your Self Album and her Companion Book, “The Inner Traveler’s GuideBook to Moyo: Discovering the Power of Listening to Your Own Heart”
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