by Comprehensive Staff
The link below will take you to BuzzFeed News. The article you are about to read will change the way you look at rape. If it does not, then you either are already a champion for the fight against all forms of sexual assault or you need to read it one more time without interruptions. The author defines bravery and champions the cause that survivors of abuse need to have their voices heard.
I have written once about how we minimize rape or blame and question the victim in our culture. The letter you will read is powerful. Her story is not more important than any other survivor of sexual assault—we need to honor every single story.
When I shared this with every single employee of Comprehensive, I received some amazing responses. One took me to a new story from BBC.com. An anonymous survey revealed that the incidents of those who feel safe enough to report rape was 16.8%. Why so low? Well the letter you are about to read, if you really want to learn more, will give you a hint.
We can do better and be more supportive, more understanding of those who have experienced any form of sexual abuse. We can also be just a little kinder and START BY BELIEVING first.
Read the article here: http://bzfd.it/2akyeLs Please share this with those you love and care about.