Because I’m Invisible

downloadWritten By Malika A.

Infographic by Emily H.

Because I’m invisible—

I must toil tirelessly in the terribly untrusting sun.

Because I’m invisible—

I have no choice but to become a slave to everyone else’s needs.

Because I’m invisible—

I have to sell my body.

Because I’m invisible—

I do not go to school.

Because I’m invisible—

I’m like a machine that they can use and use, and I’m not allowed to break.

Because I’m invisible—

I am coerced into marriage.

Because I’m invisible—

I am a refugee.

Because I’m invisible—

My parents were killed.

Because I’m invisible—

I must stay silent.

Because I’m invisible.