This is my own story. I am not sharing it because I have enough courage to speak up yet or because I am shameless! But this is a sacrifice I am making to be a voice for so many other people, male or female, who went through the same thing I went through but couldn’t speak up and start healing. I shared part of my story here but it is not enough to share just a little, I saw it relevant especially at this time to tell all of it!
This is a process of healing that started many years ago but a process that is perfecting as you read. I am glad to be relieving my heart of its heaviness, I am glad to be reaffirming that I have moved on from the past and forgiven myself and others but I am also bothered that one way or another we are shutting people up from opening up and we are treating people who open up by wanting to teach them how to tell their stories rather than allow them to say it the way the they understood it and allow truth surface.
This is my own experience of abuse and rape, written in advocacy of the fight against rape, manipulations and Child abuse. This is also an appeal to everyone, to listen more, care more and build an enabling environment that allows people to open up without fear.