What Happened After I Shared My #MeToo Story With the World
Happy November! There is a lot going on and I have an update on my #MeToo story that I shared with you in last week’s blog post.
I’m happy to let you that the publishing of the story of my childhood sexual abuse has led to the beginning of a profound healing within my family.
I’ve cried many tears this week - tears of joy, gratitude, and relief.
Through a series of beautiful conversations with different family members, I am currently in a state of immense gratitude for the amazing people in my life. I feel closer to my family than ever and it means EVERYTHING.
I finally feel seen, heard, and acknowledged; that this really happened and it was a BIG DEAL. For so long I felt like it didn’t matter - like I didn’t matter.
I am also incredibly grateful to my partner, Loren, for giving me the support and space I need to complete the stress cycle of these experiences.
Trauma can destroy relationships but it doesn’t have to do. Relationships serve as a container for growth and evolution for both parties. Inner child issues ALWAYS to come up to be healed. AND this is a beautiful thing.
Many relationships, in which people actually want to stay together, fall apart only because the partners don’t have access to the tools and resources available to them.
Most of us don’t even have the language to talk about these issues because they’re too ugly to fathom. It’s easier and more comfortable to say, “this is just so dark. Can’t we just talk about something else?”
However, the more we keep this hideous reality that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men are victims of sexual abuse in the shadows, the more pervasive it becomes.
We can’t pretend these things aren’t happening anymore. We have to start talking about sexual trauma and how it affects our lives now.
I hope you will join me in shining a light on this issue. I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
Have a beautiful week and keep shining!
All my love and gratitude,