Macie “Moon” Lane Pietrowicz’s photography is banner for all women who have been sexually abused. It was her standard to never gloss over such abuse and the results thereof with misleading interpretations. In her artistry, she accurately and conceptually connects the past with the present in the life of the abused. It represents and reflects her experiences of child abuse and the effects it has on all women who are sexually abused and how they understand life.
Creating photographs made Macie feel like she was alive and that she had a voice.
Macie was a voice for the voiceless. Her goal was to stop the silence, to bring abuse to light, to never keep it hidden, and to help the women to liberate themselves of the prison they found themselves in after abuse. She wanted them to realize that it was okay to tell their story, that it wasn’t their fault and that the feelings they feel during/afterwards is not a reflection of them as an individual. She wanted to bring awareness of the consequences of abuse and conveyed a meaningful connection between the abused’ experience, how it affects their psyche and how they view themselves and their relations to others.
Macie had a God given gift which she used to try to help others to perceive what child abuse does to a person. Her great hope was to help abused women to escape a lifetime of shame, mental isolation, confusion and silence. She hoped that if they could just look deep enough into themselves and realize that the abuser does not make them who they are, if they reveal the abuser for who he really is… She says to those women that it is okay to bring the darkness to light…
Even though ‘her’ work here on earth is finished, you can be sure that it ‘will’ be completed by God. She did the job God sent her to do with great faith and with the support of her loving husband and family. Her life will never have been for naught.
Macie Moon Pietrowicz is truly notable for the history books in photography. Let’s make that happen by sharing her work at every opportunity. She would be so proud that she was able to bring consolation to the sexually abused and to put a halt to taciturnity by sharing her experiences through her love of photography… Written with much love by C. "Pink" Schingen aka Aunt Cow Cow
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