This video deals with my history of sexual assault at the hands of someone in my neighborhood and the different reactions I've encountered over the years in trying to bring the conversation to light. Since I originally posted the video I have had numerous men reach out to me to tell that they were assaulted in one way or another.
I am so glad that women are finding their voice to express the oppression and assault's they have endured. I hope those who have found their voice can inspire other victims to find their own voice and cal their attackers out into the open.
I hope our society can actually engage in substantive conversation about real change.
We need to stop the message that whatever feels good is OK, without consequence. People are not conquests or objects.
If you've been victimized, you are not the sum of your assault.
It was not your fault.
You do not have to live with the shame. I promise you that's true, even if it doesn't feel that way to you now.