As told to Chaquis Maliq
My song “Remain Me” speaks about my mind and its fantasy. It doesn’t speak in depth of any particular pain, but expresses how my decision to block damages of my past from keeping me from my true self. My therapy was within me and has always been; therefore I’m fine with cutting off dead parts of me to prevent it from spreading and killing me.
Many women want to just be famous in the most exploited ways possible. But as an abused woman, I have never wanted to be famous. Popularity is not necessity in success, and I make it very plain in my song, “Remain Me.”
REMAIN ME (SOMEBODY LOVES YOU) Chaquis Maliq (c) 2014
Verse 1 Verse 2
Her mother’s stressed out Facebook was her friend
Her pain is down south Until she met him
Mommy doesn’t know The older guy who moved inside
And she’s afraid to show Shared her with friends
Where it hurts For profitable amends
Cuz she fears things will get worse Recorded and enslaved
And thats just the first verse What shall she do to be saved
Rose somebody loves you 4x Rose Somebody loves you
This story originally appeared in Facing Sex Trafficking: Atlanta’s Dirty Little Secret, a publication of The Facing Project that was organized by AIB TV in Atlanta, Georgia.