I attended a play this morning. Yes, this morning. It wasn’t an ordinary play or an ordinary time but it was a play about a subject that has become much too ordinary in our world. Control, Assault, Delete is about the life and death of a beautiful and bright young woman who was abused and murdered by her ex-husband.
John King wrote this very emotional play about his daughter. He and his wife Linda perform it whenever and wherever they can. Today it was at the Ft McDowell Recreation Center. A few weeks ago it was at Perryville Prison. Imagine a naked stage with only two people. On that stage, the play takes us from birth to death with just the use of minimal props and maximum naked emotions. The Kings depth of feeling compells the audience to carry their emotions out into their communities to Fix The Hurt.
The King’s have turned their unbelievable pain into power. Through this play and their organization, Fix The Hurt, they seek to bring attention to this ordinary yet horrible crime that is rampant in our world. Women, children, and even men are being abused by bullies who prey on their weaknesses. Feeling helpless and trapped, the victims stay because they mistakenly believe no one cares or can help then. It’s a vicious cycle of abuse that seems never ending.
If you know anyone who is suffering from abuse or if you feel helpless yourself, go to http://www.helpfixthehurt.org/ , Linda and John King’s website. It is full of useful and timely information about how you can protect yourself. No one needs to suffer. There is help.
I know everyone has a story. If you have a story on this painful subject, I would like to hear how you are doing. Send me a message on my Facebook page or contact Linda King through her website. Do not feel alone.