It’s hard to know what the best thing to do is when we see someone in need of help.
I never want to pry into someone’s personal life without permission, and this cultural attitude can be a good thing, but it can also make us more likely to become bystanders. One mom’s ordeal with a black eye confirmed that she needed to speak out and tell her story in hopes of saving someone else’s life.
Siobhan Rennie walked around for a week with a black eye, and she noticed that people looked at her awkwardly. No one ever asked if she was okay.
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Rennie’s black eye was caused by her rambunctious toddler in an accident. It’s a funny story, but she knows all too well that the cause could have been different.