op 20 nov 2008
Art Route Almere and at home
This is a vid about the art event Open Atelier Route by Artmere.com.
More than 60 artists, mostly painters, sculpters and the like, participated in this event.
The openingsnight was held on friday 14-11-2008 and during the weekend of 15 and 16 November all the participating artists opened the doos of their ateliers for everybody to come in and have a look at their work freely.
I also participated in this event.
The music is by Ron Lindeman AKA yinyangron on acoustic guitar and vocals and the song is Vincent written by Don McLean in 1971.
Ron also played on the openingsnight.
Love and Hugs froms LaReinaWilleke
Music by www.youtube.com/yinyangr on
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1/2 ''I was only seven when my mother offered me out to elderly men as a prostitute. My entire childhood my mother earned money off of me. she abused me both mentally and physically. She was an alcoholic and all the money I would make she would spend on alcohol. When I got my period I became no longer interesting for pedophiles and she made me work other jobs. Whenever I refer to her, I rather not call her my mother but just the one who brought me into this world. At the age of sixteen I met a man and we got into a serious relationship. In a way he was my ticket out. Two years later I got pregnant and we had a baby girl. After a few years I found out that he would sexually abuse our daughter. It broke my heart. we divorced and he got arrested. After that I tried to make life better but my childhood trauma kept following me around. I got into a spiral of abusive relationships and drug abuse, I also had my second daughter. I never trusted anyone until I met an old family friend. He seemed to be very understanding of my situation and for the first time I felt that I could be vulnerable in front of another human being. He gained my trust and I was able to share the horrible things I went through as a child. I was happy I had found someone I could talk to but then one day my daughter came up to me and told me that she had been raped by this man.''
2/2 ''When I found out my daughter had been raped by him something inside of me snapped. I went up to him and I asked: ''Did you rape my daughter?'' He answered: ''Yes, I did.'' It is hard to describe how I felt but everything around me became blurry. I lived in a rust. I could no longer feel anything and the only thing I could think of was: ''He is going to die.'' With the help of a friend, I drugged and I killed him.
When you kill in the name of your country it is justified. When you kill out of revenge you go to prison. I never tried to get away with what I did. I didn’t want to get away with what I did. On the contrary, I waited three weeks for my arrest. I knew what I had done was wrong and that I would get arrested for it. I have been punished for what I have done. I was sentenced to prison for 12 years. I hurt myself, I hurt my daughters and I killed a man. What I did, I regret but at the time I was so desperate and I felt no other option. When I got out of prison I started to write down my story as a way of coping with everything I had been through. At some point I would only write at night so no one would see me cry. In my life I experienced physical pain but that is nothing compared the mental pain I have experienced. There is no doctor, no medication or other remedy that can take that pain out of your soul. Still I refuse to see myself as a victim and I take full responsibility for what I did. I’m a grandmother now and I take good care of my grandchildren. I found a wonderful husband and somehow I made it through these 52 years of my life. I became an artist and I wrote a book, I paint and I write poetry. My artist name is LaReina which means the Queen in Spanish. It is a name the South American women in prison gave me. They gave me that name because they saw me as a strong mother, a Matriarch, a Queen who survived in a kingdom of misery. Ever since I came out of prison I have been carrying that name with pride.''
Ook via de Bibliotheken kunt U het boek en audioboek huren/lenen.
Titel: Mijn jeugd vermoord
Auteur: Willeke Meijer
Willeke Meijer (1959) werd vanaf haar 7de door haar moeder aan pedofielen verhuurd. Sindsdien achtervolgde het misbruik haar leven en ook dat van haar dochters. In een waas vermoordde ze een verkrachter van een van haar dochters waarvoor ze een gevangenisstraf van twaalf jaar kreeg. Haar detentie werd een nachtmerrie en Jan Marijnissen & Bert Voskuil sprongen voor haar in de bres. Na haar straf te hebben uitgezeten bleek dat ze haar dochters was kwijtgeraakt. Van wat Willeke is overkomen is o.a. een documentaire gemaakt in documentairereeks ''Moordvrouwen'' (2011). Nu is haar verhaal ook als luisterboek beschikbaar. Luister en huiver.