While rape and sexual assault remain taboos in our society, I found that the aftermath of an attack is far worse than the attack itself, and no one prepares you or talks about what comes after.
Why was I taken here?
Why was I taken behind this alley in the dark?
Why did they drug me?
Why is this happening?
I was assaulted and it still affects me. It’s going to still affect her. It will affect you. Just remember that she’s going to need you more than she wants to tell you, this might have been an event she had to carry by herself.
Moreover, rape is commonly identified as amongst the most difficult crimes to effectively investigate and prosecute.
I am someone so strong, so powerful. A survivor.
Rapists aren’t always monsters governed by uncontrollable urges and malicious intentions; they’re much more likely to be an individual that you know and probably care about.
I will take back the security you stole, the confidence you stole. I will take back the innocence you robbed me of, the womanhood you robbed me of.
I have a tendency to spend time with guys who just don’t seem to get it. Who don’t understand why I grab my closest girl friend when I need to use the bathroom at the club. Who don’t understand why I call them late at night when I’m walking through dark streets alone.
My mom was right when she said you can’t always trust your friends.
I hope that those who will read this will remember that rapists can be anywhere and anyone. I hope they remember that many monsters are better disguised in plain light than in the shadows.