First of all, I’m sorry if my English isn’t fluent, I’m Dutch.
I have never been raped or anything that comes close to that.
I just watched Brave Miss World this afternoon and it really touched me and I just felt like I had to show my respect to all the women in the movie.
I’m 19 years old, and I’m in my 3rd year of college to become a social worker. In my internships, I’ve spoken a lot with people with PTSD as a result of sexual abuse. Of course, I could never understand what they felt but I could see how they struggled with their pain. A lot of the girls/women I’ve spoken with where cutting themselves, to punish themselve or to release the pain that’s inside.
To all of those who cut themselves I would like to say; the person who did this to you, is not worth it for you to harm yourself like that. I know it’s easy for me to say ’cause I’ve never been in your position but please believe me, he is not worth it.
To finish with, I would like to thank all those strong women in the documentary, especially Linor for being such a good example. I wish you all the best, and I have a deeply respect for what you guys are doing.