I’m a rational, strong woman. I’ve weathered storms before. I’ve conquered demons. I know my rights. I know that when I say “no” people ought to listen.
I know the basics. I used to say, “if a man laid a hand on me, no way would I be quiet.” I used to be that woman who heard those stories about the battered wife and questioned “what would ever possess her to stay?” Flash forward to now, the time where I realized how easy it can be to become the woman who stays.