Instagram post by @iammelwells Melissa Wells

#MeToo - This week has triggered the fuck out of me. Confused, angry, sad, bitter, sick, numb. I can feel the collective pain of everyone that has had to experience this. I can attest to what it’s like to be a young actress living in Hollywood - your boundaries, morals and ethics are tested at every opportunity. You have to turn a blind eye to so much shit that doesn’t sit right. I have my own stream of fucked up stories I could reel off but it doesn’t feel good or helpful. One awful incident not long ago in England (that I believed I had ‘attracted’ ) led me to seek out therapy to work through my relationship with the masculine, which has served me in amazing ways and continues to do so - but it makes me angry that we have to experience such contrast in order to begin to do this healing. We shouldn’t need to. How many women do you know actively working on ‘being able to trust men again’? Fucking EVERYONE! It is an epidemic.
This is a result of the sick society we live in, a culture that WE created. We tell women they need to look sexy, then we slut shame them and tell them they were asking for it. We tell men they need to be big strong and powerful, and then condemn them for using their power to dominate others and take advantage.
We live in a world where people do not know how to love each other because we have not learned how to love ourselves. Where people get abused, then go out into the world and abuse other people, objectify them, and use them to try and make themselves feel whole.
Man or woman, NO means fucking no. Everyone knows someone that this has happened to. Every man knows a woman that this has happened to. This also happens to 1 in 6 men WHICH ISN’T BEING TALKED ABOUT ENOUGH because of how society views the masculine and feminine - and this is part of the global challenge we face. Please keep the faith. Please don’t close your heart, people. We can do better than this. We can be better. ❤️

50 Comments

  • 49w ago alana_grainger alana_grainger

    Big love to you and all the collective gorgeous. I resonate deeply with all you have said. Your words of thunder roll through the storm of societies acceptance and shake the very foundations its lofty principles were built on. 💥❣️

  • 49w ago marianicollep marianicollep

    Thanks Mel for these words, words that inspire more people everyday, words that give me a little hope when it seems I have lost it, thanks for being who you are and for sharing as much with us, I do appreciate ❤️

  • 49w ago alanabech alanabech

    Yes you speak the truth! I have also been triggered too and I couldn't work out why. Now I know. Approaching it with a sense of curiosity (like you're teaching me in the academy) rather than letting the waves of emotion consume me!

  • 49w ago aldee9 aldee9

    Just beautiful words. We need to spread the love.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸

  • 49w ago _instinctivity_ _instinctivity_

    Too true. Sadly, everyone has their own agendas, stories, burdens and crosses to bear.

  • 49w ago kendyl.lyn kendyl.lyn

    #metoo

  • 49w ago betteringbecca betteringbecca

    This. I’ve been triggered severely too.. me too mel

  • 49w ago maritza_liya_yogi maritza_liya_yogi

    Well said 🙏🏽❤️

  • 49w ago vibrantme_ vibrantme_

    @steph_c_ caption.

  • 49w ago simonesamuelswellness simonesamuelswellness

    It's sad and fucked up that every single woman I know has a story to tell....sadder still that so many of us just brushed it aside as being part of life. So true it's an epidemic...makes me want to cry...

  • 49w ago cerirohini cerirohini

    So beautifully said, but all so tragically sad ❤️

  • 49w ago kimgrows kimgrows

    #metoo❤️

  • 49w ago smiletohealth smiletohealth

    Love LOVE ❤️

  • 49w ago annvlockhart annvlockhart

    ❤️🌹xx

  • 49w ago _rebekahmay _rebekahmay

    took the words right out of my mouth ❤️

  • 49w ago vitalija_vi vitalija_vi

    It’s just so admirable how you put the thoughts of so many of us in simple words, you are just pure magic girl ❤️ do what you do and be who you are, you inspire so many of us 🙏🏼

  • 49w ago selflovesarah_ selflovesarah_

    🙏🏼❤️

  • 49w ago sue_susan_bal sue_susan_bal

    Beautiful said @iammelwells!! Especially mentioning the men! Thanks for sharing! #metoo

  • 49w ago journeyofwonderment journeyofwonderment

    The time has come #metoo

  • 49w ago fairystone_ fairystone_

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • 49w ago beforchange beforchange

    🙄 thanks for sharing this. #metoo

  • 49w ago good_enough_for_me_right_now good_enough_for_me_right_now

    Well said @iammelwells! This news has triggered the fuck out of me too but it's time for people to come forward and speak their truth so that we can move on from the shame and change #metoo

  • 49w ago empoweryouproject empoweryouproject

    💗💗

  • 49w ago becky_yum_happybody becky_yum_happybody

    #metoo

  • 49w ago nanabowls nanabowls

    When are you coming to Phuket?! 😍😍😍

  • 49w ago thegrowingbutterfly thegrowingbutterfly

    It breaks my heart that there isn’t enough conversation about men and there experiences with pain, hurt & abuse. There is still no equality, and this needs to change. We all deserve to have our voices heard and our lives cared & protected x

  • 49w ago clarearms clarearms

    Fantastically written Mel. I am too feeling so uneasy and sick about the amount of women that have had this happen to them. It's just not right!

  • 49w ago brypenney brypenney

    So well said babe, love your voice and how it helps us shape our views on love and the world around us xxxxxx

  • 49w ago ginaswire ginaswire

    Powerful! @iammelwells 🙌🏽💜

  • 48w ago thelilypadproject thelilypadproject

    @iammelwells thank you for not forgetting the men

  • 48w ago mrsw_2_be mrsw_2_be

    🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • 48w ago being.karmic being.karmic

    ❤️❤️ you summed it up so nicely

  • 48w ago gloryweiss gloryweiss

    Well said 💜

  • 48w ago adrenal.fatigue.awareness adrenal.fatigue.awareness

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 48w ago shityouregosays shityouregosays

    Oh hi. Nice to find a fellow Hay House author who's super cool! ✨✌️

  • 46w ago crueltyfreetanira crueltyfreetanira

    Gorgeous picture

  • 45w ago mustangmisty mustangmisty

  • 44w ago nicholasadheji nicholasadheji

    Charming

  • 43w ago a5775435896 a5775435896

    👄👄❤❤🔥

  • 43w ago lucy_ldd lucy_ldd

    Strong words ❤️ and you're right, these things need to be addressed and spoken about 👏🏻❤️

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