My assaults all happened when I was old enough to know I had to choose to not let the jerk win. Fortunately , it (the worst assault & stabbing )happened in my own home, in my own bed, while in college. I was vulnerable, for sure. But I knew I had to CHOOSE to not live in fear, OR to never go home, or go to sleep ever again…

Oddly, this helped, because I chose to never be afraid again. It must be a terrible hell when it happens to children. We need to keep it open, and discussed and learn as a species to make the criminal, or harasser shamed, not the survivor.

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