Women throughout time, have been subjected and oppressed by sexual violence at a level that most men will admittedly never experience, but if it’s important to give victimized women a voice, that same voice should be granted to men as well.
I got so used to fighting that I don’t know how to lower the gloves and say the fight is over.
My story is not unique. Not even a little.
I’m a survivor. I should be grateful that I made it here, that I’m alive. I should be grateful that I have found the strength to not end my life when that is all I want to do.
Like most women, when I was raped I did nothing. I didn’t say anything because I was sure no one would believe.
The genius of the show is that it evolves.
You deserve to be happy and safe. I want to end this letter the way I started, just for emphasis. You are loved. You are important. You have so much worth in the world.
This story is about everything I lost and everything I gained.
The venerable reality show kicked off its 31st season two weeks ago and came out of the gate with a bang, having brought back an assortment of former castaways. Survivor: Second Chance offers twenty familiar faces (handpicked by America) a shot at redemption.
Life is all about balance. Don’t beat yourself up over lying in bed watching funny movies all day. Make yourself a priority and don’t deny yourself the right to be an occasional couch dweller.