The other day I was talking with a good friend of mine about life, goals, and our past, and she told me something very personal. Something she has been holding inside for many years. Something in her words that she said “…grew up believing that it all happened in my head, until very recently.”
I feel honored and humbled that she would feel as though she could trust me with. I didn’t say anything to anyone because I didn’t know if she wanted me to say anything or not. Just last night she messaged me and told me she had made a video about it and posted it, and told me that she would like me to post it as well and share it. It’s something that is very personal to her, and that she believes needs to be out there for people to know and understand, so that it can not happen to others in the future.
She wanted me to let you know this as well “1 in 5 little girls and 1 in 8 little boys will become the victim of sexual assault before they are even old enough to understand what happened. Not all of these kids get to live productive lives. I grew up believing that it all happened in my head, until very recently. Unfortunately it took 4 other girls to go through my same experiences before someone realized that it really did happen. This is my first step in my healing process.”
Here is a message she would like to share