To the beautiful submitter,
We are so proud of you for saying something. You deserve better people around you.
You have us standing by you. I am so sorry they failed you.
Thank you for not keeping quiet anymore.
Some of you may know my story. Newer followers may not. I was on @bbcnews discussing porn addiction and abuse. When I was about 5 years old I was molested by a child older than me. This went on for several years and left me with an unhealthy and painful relationship with sexuality and pornography. This manifested itself through low self esteem, bad relationship choices and an unhealthy body image. If anything will drive shame into your soul and under your skin-sexual abuse will do that to you. My addiction to porn went on for years until I met an amazing man named Jesus. He changed my life and made me realise that I’m not what I went through. Shame doesn’t have to be inside me anymore. Talking about it publicly has helped so many and I know it’s God’s will that I do so. 1 in 10 children are abused, so be kind, sensitive and compassionate. Someone you know has been through the pain I have. Be open to having these conversations and don’t judge people for their pain. It’s possible to come out the other side. I’m proof of that. For those who need help, the NHS provides free licensed therapists as does @baat_org and @betterhelp. ❤️ #mentalhealthawarenessmonth
Here’s a #fbf to our Portland days when Avery was tiny and this beautiful St. John’s Bridge 🌉was just a drive across town. This shot has nothing to do with anything, except I’m lovingly calling our June value activity Build Bridges, Not Walls. Swipe 👉 to see a picture of what we’ll be working on, which is decidedly less aesthetically pleasing than this picture 😉 We’re going to be working on Respect in June🗓, and we’ll be doing that through exactly one activity which we’ll be working on consistently, but hopefully fairly effortlessly, in the background throughout the month. I wanted to jump into summer ☀️🍉full force, worrying about swim lessons💦 and playing in the backyard⚽️🥅, with less stress on checking off boxes and getting activities done. We’ll talk a lot throughout our days about what respect means, highlighting it when it’s illustrated in our interactions and when it’s not. I’ll explain that when we respect others, we build a bridge between each other, but when we don’t show others respect, we can build a wall between us instead. Our goal will be to build a bridge by filling it in with examples of respectful behavior we’ve had and not to build a wall (which will also be filled in with the times we’re disrespectful). There’s a lot more to this that I wrote about in a post, link in my bio☝️, and it’s a bit heavy for the holiday weekend 💃that we’re rolling into. But, I think it’s also good stuff to think about, so if you have a kid free moment this weekend🙌, and maybe a cup of coffee ☕️, it wouldn’t be the worst way to spend ten minutes ⏰ Let me know what you think if you give it a read ☺️
When I was 9 years old I was sexually molested by my moms boyfriend at the time ERNESTO ROMERO. I’m not sure what my rights are but I WILL be pressing charges! I’m tired of suffering in silence. I’m exposing you for who you really are. Please to anyone who has a Facebook go let him know he’s a child molester!!! ERNESTO ROMERO in NEW ORLEANS! Thank you #metoo#metoomovement#childmolester@metoomvmt
Is sexual abuse of Ethiopian children prevalent in Ethiopia? Sexual assault including rape, prostitution, and child marriage of Ethiopian children are still occuring. Ethiopian children are more likely to be sexually exploited due to the displacement issue caused by a tribal war. As of October 2018, 1.5 million Ethiopians children have been displaced. In addition, Ethiopian children have higher chance to be exploited for sexual violence, because the country lacks strong child-friendly justice system and child protection systems. That’s why the #MeTooEthioipa movement is fighting to spread awareness on these issues.
Sign the #MeTooEthiopia petition and fight for Ethiopian children to have bright futures. Sign the #MeTooEthiopia petition and fight for Ethiopian children who are suffering in silence. *****************
Source: “Child Protection.” UNICEF Global, www.unicef.org/ethiopia/child-
“Humanitarian Action for Children 2019.” UNICEF Global. www.unicef.org/ethiopia/reports/humanitarian-action-children-2019.
Photo Credit:@UNICEFEthiopia #metoomovement#metooethiopia#unicefethiopia#metoochallenge#metoo
Just like our brothers and sisters who we remember this week we won’t stop fighting until the predators do. Are you willing to join us?
Take 30% off your entire purchase of Guardian Gear this week in honor of our brothers and sisters that gave it all. Use discount code: INHONOROF (link in bio)
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📢🚨Call to action‼️📢🚨The Standing Up for Rape Victims or "Survivors Act" will provide additional funding for testing the rape kit’s backlog’s and also make needed changes to kit submission and follow-up. This bill needs support in both houses of the NCGA. Call your NC Senators and Representative today and ask them to support House Bill 29/Senate Bill 46.
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Today I finished treatment for PTSD. Today’s also the day I decide to speak up about Sexual Violence. From the ages of 14-16 I was sexually assaulted. violated. traumatized. I have fought a quiet battle for the past few years, but today I will no longer be silent. Today and every day forward, I demand that my voice be heard. I did not ask to be assaulted therefore I refuse to hang my head in shame any longer. I will place the blame where it deserves to be placed - on the people who abused me. No one asks to be assaulted, yet 1 in 3 people are. 1 in 3.
I will hold my head high, time is up and I am taking back my power. I am fierce and strong. I have come so far, and my journey of healing is no where close to over. •
Today, tomorrow, and everyday after I will advocate for survivors of Sexual Assault.
Join me, in starting the conversation about Sexual Assault. Better yet, join me in ending Sexual Violence. •
••For every like this post gets I will be donating 0.25 cents to the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton••