I am a survivor of rape - it took years before I could discuss it without freaking out. I found my power by talking though…the more I spoke about it, the freer I finally felt. For everyone and anyone who has experienced sexual assault - my heart breaks for what you’ve experienced. Please know this….it was NOT YOUR FAULT. No matter what happened to you, and no matter what you were told by your abuser, or anyone else you talked to…it was not your fault and nothing you did or didn’t do can change that. There is no shame in what happened to you, because it wasn’t your choice. You gave no consent, no matter what anyone tells you. Please believe that no matter what you’ve been told, this truly was NOT your fault.