When I Realized Life Wasn’t Easy After Sexual Abuse…

The trauma and shame are real

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It affects every part of my life, even now.

The number of women (and men, let's not forget) that don’t report their sexual abuse is astonishing. As a culture, we should be ashamed that our citizens are so distrusting of the justice system that they choose to bottle up their suffering and stay silent.

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