“It’s a beautiful thing, to be a survivor of something so heinous.”
“I felt like a broken record. It was embarrassing for me. I told people after the first and the second…but after the third [rape] I felt like a freak show,” said Samentha Moore. Samentha’s experience with multiple incidents of sexual assault by a stranger left her feeling self-conscious and blaming herself.
Our thanks to Roberto and Jonathan for offering these invaluable resources. Please share with everyone. They may not be in need at the moment, may never be in need, but they may know someone. Information is power!
Our thanks to Bicycle Health and Roberto Sanchez for this valuable link: https://www.bicyclehealth.com/blog/sexual-abuse-assault
"Sexual abuse is extremely common — both in the United States and around the world. Both men and women can be victims and abusers. Abuse can happen at work, at school, or at home.
Understanding what sexual abuse is (and how it differs from sexual harassment) is a good first step. When we know what an attack looks like, we can step in and help when we see it happening in our communities.
If you’ve been attacked, know that the incident wasn’t your fault. Victims are never to blame for what happened to them.
An assault can have a deep impact on your physical and psychological health. It can impair your ability to develop healthy relationships in the future. It can also raise your risk for substance use disorders (SUDs).
If you are the victim of sexual assault or abuse, there are a plethora of resources to help you recover. Find out more here."