Not Alone

As a survivor of sexual trauma, there’s small comfort in knowing that I am not alone.

lady-magdalena-foil-plasticI am not alone in being triggered by the Trump campaign on a daily basis.

I am not alone in my disgust.

I am not alone in being obsessed with this national nightmare.

I am not alone in wishing that all sexual predators will know the terror that they inflict.

I am not alone in my pride for the courageous women and men who stand up to victimization.

I am not alone in my anger.

Speaking of anger…

I am angry that I – and millions of other survivors – are being re-traumatized on a daily basis.

I am angry that this has been thrust upon us.

I am angry that women are victimized on a daily basis.

I am angry that women feel forced to play along with predatory behavior as a defense against it.

I am angry that survivors are invalidated.

I am angry that this is never over.

I am angry at the horror that is the Trump campaign.

I am angry at the loss of human potential caused by sexual abuse.

Pride…

I am proud of women for our courage to call out abusers.

I am proud of the brilliant and compassionate men who speak out in support of women.

I am proud of our collective strength and determination to heal.

I am proud, encouraged, and strengthened by First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

Resources…

Inside Donald Trump’s Total Meltdown –Alex Altman

National Center for PTSD:  Sexual Assault Against Females

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