Today I weep. I weep for an amazing woman, Daisy Coleman, who lost her life to rape, abuse and trauma. I weep for the thousands every year who meet the same fate without ever being recognized or seen as the brave souls they are.
I am heartbroken for the lives and dreams that are stolen and killed by sexual violence. I rage at the societal acceptance of the sexual abuse and rape of so many by demonizing, ignoring, abusing and blaming victims for their own destruction, life-long trauma and their common trauma responses.