#MeToo. We keep hearing it. Over and over. Mother’s. Sister’s. Daughter’s. Friends. I think we are beginning to get numb. Tune it out.
I think it’s more than telling the story. Sharing what happened. I think there is a lot of pain. And shame. And standing up and telling your story is brave. And huge.
What is the common denominator that has accompanied any and all of these experiences? Guilt and shame.
But my thoughts go to this. What goes along with every me too? What is embedded in each victims brain? How has it impacted them? How are they forever changed? #MeToo
I cannot speak for anyone else so I will dig into my own stories. My own past. I’m not here to call out certain people or events. Teenage boys. College peers. Professors. Bosses. Partners. There are plenty. What is the common denominator that has accompanied any and all of these experiences? Guilt and shame. And a lifelong struggle with body image.