i've heard many times over that one of every three women will be abused or sexually attacked in their lifetime. not until today was i able to comprehend what that statistic really means, as i heard three beautiful women in our group sharing stories of being raped or sexually assaulted. their vulnerability, their truthfulness, their beautiful hearts are so real and they have been so broken and angered and defamed. such stories bring an atmosphere of community - of doing life together, of caring for one another, of being real with one another. they should never be afraid to share their stories because others will tell them it was their own fault and really, they wanted it. no does not mean yes. thank you, women, for your openness and honesty and vulnerability. you are beautiful.

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