Torment - scars remain

You are a reminder that our stories are ours to share when, and if, we are ready. The world isn't owed our torment. Our scars do not have to be ripped open repeatedly in order for our pain to be validated. Justice is a nice idea, but coming forward is mentally and emotionally exhausting. It's an additional burden on victims. We must protect the choice to stay quiet in the wake of sexual assault and harassment, even as people say things like, "If it happened years ago, why didn't she say anything until now?" Silence and even denial are fundamental pieces of the psychological damage incurred by this unique strain of violence.

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