As a survivor of sexual trauma, there’s small comfort in knowing that I am not alone.
I 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.
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.
Inside Donald Trump’s Total Meltdown –Alex Altman