Hello my beautiful, lovely, wonderful followers! I hope you’re all doing well and I wanted to drop by and let you know of a very important event coming up if you’re in the DMV area come Monday, August 13th in DC.
The SlutWalk, if you’re not familiar is a power walk through your city to raise awareness of sexual abuse and rape. SlutWalk Toronto started because of a statement made on January 24th, 2011 by the Toronto Police advising young women not to “dress like a slut” in order to be safe.
I decided to finally come out and share my story, in hopes that everyone can find the courage to do the same. Even if you are not a victim, but it’s a topic you feel strongly about, I advise you to come out and support. If you are not in the DMV area or would like to learn more you can check out the website!
A week before my eighteenth birthday I was held against my will and sexually assaulted by a family friend. I tried to get away, but I wasn’t strong enough. To this day it still haunts me. I was an absolute wreck. I felt disgusting. I wanted to rip my skin off and die. I quit my job, I didn’t leave my house, it was an absolute nightmare. But I pushed through, I didn’t want to allow myself to be weak because I knew that it wasn’t an option. I wasn’t going to let some disgusting bastard take any more away from me that he already did.
Don’t let anyone take your voice from you. Let it be heard. Let your story be heard. I think this is a beautiful opportunity, and I’d love to see my followers come out and support. You are strong, and capable. Remember that.
Hope to talk to all of you soon,