I watched the film yesterday and was incredibly moved by your strength. I was raped at age six by a neighbor. I kept my rape a secret until I was 19. My family did not believe me. I think their reaction was worse than the rape. I felt more shame than I had ever felt in my life. I approached my parents again at age 32 and got the same response. I numbed my pain with pain killers for the next ten years until I finally hit rock bottom. My husband helped me get the help I need. Today, I still cannot talk to my family but I can openly talk to others without feeling shame. I have beautiful twin daughters, a supportive spouse, and loving friends. Most importantly, I have found a new faith and strength in God. Thank you for sharing your story and reminding me that speaking the truth is so important. Women have to band together. Grace and peace to you.
— Elizabeth, age 44