I haven’t talked about this on social media ever, and then I saw this, “If all the women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote, ‘Me too.’ As a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” 👈🏻 We don’t stand alone, and when we stand together we are stronger. ✊🏻 When I was 17 years old I was raped by my then boyfriend. He was 5 years older than me. I had just graduated high school. That was my first sexual encounter, and I was professionally diagnosed with PTSD from the experience two years later. It impacted my world- I couldn’t sit next to a guy in my college classes without sweating profusely from anxiety. I didn’t join school groups or go out to parties. I didn’t date. I had trouble talking to male professors and cashiers who were guys. The safest place in my world was my tiny 10 foot by 10 foot apartment. And the stigma... You went out with him. You chose to wear those clothes. You’re so close to 18, it doesn’t matter. 👀 These things break you; experiences, people, words. They break you, and then you rebuild yourself. I’ve rebuilt myself twice. Stronger. 💪🏻 And I know I’m not alone. My sisters are with me. ❤️ Lets build a stronger world where our sons RESPECT women. Where everyone respects all.