I am 54 years and is still not free from various problems in my intimate relationship because I experienced some sexual abuse from my stepfather’s side, from the time I was 12 years to 15/16 years. My mother watched one of the assaults, without helping me, and later, she denied it had taken place.
I just saw Brave Miss World and recognize many things that have given me an understanding of why I can not enjoy my intimate life with my husband, and why I do not want to perform sexual things. I have been in treatment for my post-traumatic stress, but I have never been free from various after-effects of these abuses. I am so glad the movie because it teaches the one who sees it, while it gives me a room I can talk openly in, and be understood.
Thank you Linor for your courage, and thank you to you who have made this high current movie. You are all in me and I am in you. We are bound by an unbreakable bond, across race, religion, rich or poor. We are a community of men and women who have survived, just about the worst thing that can happen to a human being. You give me the strength to begin a change in my personal life. I am grateful because I know I am not alone.