For the stories I'm not ready to share and for the stories that I can.
Me too for the women in my life who know and experience sexual harassment to the point where it's normalized; it's reality. It's a layer we wear, as intimate as a sweater.
Me too for the women and men in my life who mute and bury their stories of sexual assault because it's easier to be silent than regurgitate an act that dehumanized and shamed them.
Me too for the women and men in my life who shrug their stories of sexual assault away with "it's not THAT bad".
Me too for having to laugh off catcalls because speaking up incites violence.
Im at a loss for what is more heartbreaking: that I know so many women who have experiences just like me or that I am not surprised that they have.
These conversations are important. But so are the silences. Dear lovely humans that I know who aren't ready to speak up: know that you are brave and strong for living with your truths. It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to speak in your own way, your own time, your own terms. #yesallwomen #metoo #women