Sharing our stories, not sharing our stories

It seems that each day, new stories appear on the news of men who have been called out for sexually harassing and sexually assaulting women they know. On one hand, it’s been amazing to watch these men actually facing consequences for their actions. On the other hand, it is very difficult for a survivor to watch. Suddenly, the daily news is rife with triggering stories.

The flip-side of these stories of harassers is the stories that go with them of women who are brave enough to come forward and share their stories of assault. As a person who waited years to share my story, I know how difficult this can be. I found this article that reminds women that it’s okay NOT to share your story.

Never feel that you have to share your story in order to be brave. Remember that simply getting up every day is an act of bravery and strength.

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