Aly, I am so sorry this happened to you. By sharing your story, you are already doing something for every woman who has experienced sexual abuse.

As a victim of sexual assault that never reported my abuser, I’m reaching out and sending you a big hug. I wish that I had been stronger when it happened to me, but what’s important is that we are healing and ready to share our story. I’m proud of you for sharing this with us.

I’m going to leave you with a story from my dear friend Gillian Sisley. Her story about not reporting her abuser, Do You Hate Me For Not Pressing Charges, is why I felt brave enough to finally share my story of sexual assault.

co-editor of Fearless She Wrote