I have no intention to make my gender or my counter gender feel guilty or uncomfortable in anyway, but I genuinely appreciate all the men who are speaking up against sexual harassment 🙏🏻. I have written and re-written and deleted my post hundreds of times before. I have seldom made my voice heard on a social media platform. I will applaud privately with a like or comment when I see my fellow friends echoing my voice or sentiment but I generally don't voice my opinions on a public platform. #MeToo is a movement that has helped me break my silence and empathize with so many women as well as men in my network who are coming out and sharing their stories. You may or may not want to join this movement.. that is your prerogative, but if you are paying attention to social media and watching this movement, you can see the magnitude of this epidemic. How does it help me personally? I know there’s no turning back, and I never called out the person who assaulted me but if this helps in anyway to empower people especially in my community who like to pretend like nothing has happened, I urge that you STOP pretending and stop advising others to do the same. The man who sexually assaulted me in my early teens, has two daughters the same age as me, has not been forgiven or forgotten in anyway. Mr…. I hope you had help and I only pray that your daughters were not your victims or of other men. Even as I am typing this post, I am uncomfortable to say my truth because of the stigma that was attached to it in that past. I don’t know if this movement would compel abusers and assaulters to own up to their actions but I hope this generation is paying attention so we don’t have to keep relying on social media movements to speak up.