First of all, I would want to tell Linor that she is such an amazing woman. I watched Brave Miss World on Netflix last night and again today as it touched my heart and soul on so many levels. It saddens me that there are so many of us all over the world having to cope with this horrific experience.
I was sexually abused as a young child, molested as a teen and brutally raped as a young adult. A stranger entered my home, held my baby out the window of my 4th floor apartment, told me to do what he said or he would drop him. For many years I have lived in shame and guilt and suffered alone. I had learned to stuff and suppress from early childhood on. I learned no one listens; no one believes. However, the rape is something I cannot stuff and suppress.
Even though the rape occurred well over thirty years ago, I still see his face, those eyes, hear his voice, feel him violate my body. To this day I still have major issues sleeping in a bed, sleeping period.
Finally, after all these years of battling many forms of addiction, a couple suicide attempts I am gratefully in counseling. Through counselling it was discovered I have D.I.D. and tend to dissociate under stress as a coping skill. I cannot begin to tell you how much I respect and appreciate the work you do. This website and the documentary are totally amazing. I am going to recommend it to my therapist to assist other “victims” in becoming survivors as well.
It’s time for all to SPEAK UP & SPEAK OUT. Thank you so much for giving me a place to share.