Child abuse: A callous, corrosive, and hideously convenient crime where otherwise-cherished souls are treated as nothing more than “playthings” of disposable dignity. Herein we find the spirit of the victim (represented by a tattered doll) surrounded by a forbidding barricade, and gazed upon by numerous individuals whose own lives might have been similarly tainted, or perhaps as concerned others on the outside looking to help those on the inside find a way out. But there is hope here, vis-à-vis the structural deficiencies of the fortress that surrounds the victim. It is incomplete and thus, given enough courage, perseverance, and support, one can find a way over, out, through, and past the trauma towards spiritual replenishment, freedom, and survivorship.
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