this makes me sick, actually. this is so sad
As a survivor I know how it feels not to be taken seriously by authority. A 12 year old me, dealing with family death, divorce, and rumors in school, now had to deal with being assaulted. This time all alone. When I told someone, I received an answer I’ll never forget, “Well, I’m sorry. I can help you get over it, but he’s out of the district. I can’t do anything.” A mandated reporter told no one, because she didn’t want to fill out the paperwork. But I survived. I’m strong. Most of all, I’m here.
If any of you have struggled, or are struggling with assault, let me know. I can talk to you. I can try to help you. I love you.
(Source: newbyoes, via gabifqp)