“Me Too”

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting two wonderful women who share stories like mine. At some point, one said the beautiful thing about Brave Step is it makes “me too” acceptable.

How true and insightful.

Ultimately, Brave Step was created to strengthen those of us impacted by sexual abuse, but first and probably the biggest step is saying “me too.”

The CDC estimates that 42 million adults living in the United States were sexually abused before the age of 18. That’s a lot of “me too” responses.

In the last week, I have been moved by the power of people raising their hand to this very statement. We held our third Courageous Corner meeting Wednesday.

Within 24 hours of our meeting, four strong people called for information and another yesterday. In dreaming about Brave Step, five survivors asking for help seems surreal. These people inspire me.

So far, we have had several courageous folks join the Courageous Corner group. Naturally, protecting their privacy is of utmost importance, but I feel it necessary to share how strong, passionate and motivated these people are, not only to help themselves but to help others.  

It’s a place where we can be real, authentic and even raw. How many places can you feel this way and be supported at the same time?

“Me too” is only the beginning. 

CE

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