It’s been a tough week. And for so many, the days have been difficult for much longer. To the survivors reading this ... I see you, I believe you, and I support you. You are loved and your courage is astounding. May we all continue to nourish our resilience, take care of one another, and never stop fighting in big and small ways to change our culture.
This week at the Moth StorySlam in Phoenix, a brave woman got on stage to talk about facing her assailant, a member of her own family. The events of the story happened over 50 years ago, but as she recounted losing the feeling in her legs, most of her peripheral vision, and her balance as she walked down the hallway you could tell she was reliving the fear again in that moment. As she walked off the stage, still shaking, strangers offered hugs and wiped tears from their eyes. Let’s keep showing up for each other and practicing empathy until no one has to live these stories.