I don’t even know what to say. Those words in that hashtag carry so much weight. To be reminded that so many others feel the same pain that I feel is devastating.
It is not easy for people to talk about, but it is harder for people to experience. It is not easy to read, but it is necessary in order to raise awareness.
I admire all those who are able to share openly about their experiences, and I admire the immense strength it takes to share their stories.
It is okay to skip past the tweets, and not read the Facebook posts. It is okay if you are not ready to be reminded of your pain and traumas.
I was reminded of mine. I was reminded of the pain. I was reminded of when I cried with my psychologist and she cried with me because it was too much for me to bear alone. I am reminded of the sleepless nights. I am reminded of the tears. I am reminded of the flashbacks and of the shame. But I was also reminded that I am not alone, and for that I thank all those who shared. #MeToo