I wasnt going to participate at 1st, but I realize the importance of bringing awareness to this problem. Sexual harassment, assault and rape won't just solve itself or deminish by us staying silent. The issue is far bigger than myself and my story...sexual harassment is so commonplace it's almost accepted...and the rate of sexual assault is unbelievable.
It affects so many of us. Your sisters, lover, mom, friends, etc. and it's everywhere.
Us women (and men) do need to find the courage to share our experiences, expose sexual violence, and call out perpetrators... to protect others from becoming victims to all these forms of sexual abuse. We are sexual beings, but no one should be subject to unwelcomed advances and no one deserves to be forced into something they feel uncomfortable doing, being violated and/or attacked especially in sexual nature.
Im grateful for my strengh to have fought and can say I've gotten out of dangerous situations in the past and fortunate to have survived.
Naturally, you just want to erase the memories from your mind, escape the thoughts and just forget. Having had at least a handful of experiences since my youth, I know all about carrying those deep burning feelings of shame and agony. In silence and secrecy...those emotions thrive. I've suffered symptoms of #ptsdfor over over 20 yrs., although I can't claim that I'm completely free from the trauma but I've healed immensely through positive self talk, #yoga, plant medicine and #meditation. Releasing the trauma and transcending the pain is the healing that has to take place to regain your essence. It's helped me forgive myself and the people who've contributed to my experiences; violators and enablers. I believe that a large percentage of men or people who sexually attack, have had their own experiences of being abused and are also victims who needed help but didn't seek it, transmuted the pain into unhealthy sexual impulses and thus continued the cycle. Hurt people, hurt people. Not an excuse in anyway, but leads to opening up dialogue and taking steps towards finding solutions.
To see change, light must be shed because...whats a sundial in the shade anyway?
Continued ⤵️ #metoo