to the people in power at Miami University

what is happening

brush it off

sweep it under the rug

august 30.

september 6.

september 17.

september 21.

september 23.

september 23.

september 29.

october 2.

october 4.

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october 16.

october 20.

november 1.

november 18.

another report.

never to be talked about again.

don't let them see

the scars of those who have been violated

the months spent in therapy

the nights spent in tears instead of sleep

the days spent continuously asking why

make it

look like everything is excellent

don't let anyone see their pain


even though this place is falling apart

even if someone could fix the problems

what if it looks bad?

let them suffer in silence

forget the hardships they are facing

it cannot

it will not

be addressed until it is forced

until the public demands an answer

is this how you best serve your people?

is this the way to support your community?

then the fear of a bad image will have you say

nothing could be done

and we did our best

but we will fix it now

and the foundation will need to be rebuilt

from scratch

and the apologies will pile up

but apologies don't erase the trauma and wounds

of the past

now is the time

yesterday was the time

last month was the time

last year was the time

stand up

speak out

STOP letting it slip

through the cracks

and under the radar

STOP ignoring it

STOP pretending like everything is okay

because it's not

and it's our responsibility to change that

it's on me

it's on you

it's on