I have just been on a plane for the better part of the last 24 hours, and have just arrived in Sydney to hundreds of comments, emails, DM’s, & texts, in relation to the article I published yesterday on the @SamanthaWillsFoundation, after being inspired by Taylor Swift’s bravery to take a stand.
The overwhelming majority of the messages are from women who have experienced sexual assault in their lives. Some as children, some as adults, some in the workplace, some on the street, and some even within their own families. The messages have been written with reflection, with anger, and with almost an undertone of relief. Relief that there is starting to be a shift; a shift in the awareness, a shift in the conversation, and a shift in the momentum we are currently experiencing.
I am not a writer, but I do like to write. My sole purpose when I do share personal experiences (life & business), is to write candidly & honestly, even if some topics are harder to hit publish on than others; is with the singular intention to hopefully make even one reader, feel a little less alone.
Much gratitude to everyone who has written to me sharing their experience, I will do my best to reply to everyone personally, but please know I have read every single message, comment & DM.
All my love to everyone, male or female, who has experienced a sexual violation. Do not be ashamed. It was not your fault. .
Spread love. Speak truth. Stand strong. With Love, SWx
Thank you @marieclaireau for continuing the conversation, and offering support line assistance in this article. .
Much admiration also, to @Fifi_Box who bravely shared a story of an experience she had a few years ago in her workplace. Fifi, I am so truly sorry you had to endure that absolute bullsh*t behavior. Much respect, and admiration to you.