about 2 hours ago
We’ve all heard the stories. We’ve heard about the Brock Turner’s and the Bill Cosby’s, we’ve seen “The Hunting Ground.” We hear of Harvey Weinstein and it is no different. But today is something different. Today is about you, the ones who say, “me too.” ❤️ ✖️
Invisible. Embarrassed. Ashamed. Afraid. Disillusioned. Jaded. Full of Dread. Full of Sorrow. Depressed. Guilty. Insecure. Self Blaming. Forgotten. Forsaken. Broken. Misunderstood. Demoralized. Lost. Heartbroken. Neglected. Unwanted. Unheard. Dishonored. Disgusted. Hurt.
25 ways an assault can make you feel.
I’ve been sexually assaulted not once, not twice, not three times. I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been sexually assaulted over 5 times. That means I’ve been assaulted on average once every five years of my life so far.
When does it END?
When will it stop?? 😔
If I say it will you take note? “Me too.” ❤️
Maybe if enough of us say it it will bring awareness that TOO MANY PEOPLE, men and women, are assaulted and sexually abused. “ME TOO.” ❤️
Because once is too many. I will never stand down from this.
I’ll cry it until I can’t, for those who are too scared to say something, too ashamed to admit it, too embarrassed that it actually happened to you. We feel pain. We feel it until we can’t. We go through life like normal but not quite the same. For me I move on, I live kind and love always. I know that someone’s treatment of me does not dictate who I am, and I will not suffer in the past by the actions of my oppressors. I choose strength, and I choose love. Friendship and kindness is what has gotten me to this point.
Write about it. Talk to someone. Get it off your chest in someway. Write songs, write poems, write in your journal and cry until you fall asleep if you have to. Do what you can to be healthy and move forward and heal.
Kindness will help us. Love will save us. But we cannot forget what once erased us. Evil has hunted and haunted our shadows,
and taken a bite of innocence within us. But no more silence, not from me. I’m bearing my truth for those who need the strength to say it now, “me too.” ❤️