Smiling because I know the power of speaking up. After watching “Surviving R. Kelly” last night, I felt it is imperative to share this message…
It’s so important to speak up when you are a victim and/or survivor of sexual abuse, rape, & violence. Not only to speak up but to expose the person doing the violating. We too often try to protect or not embarrass/bring shame upon the family or hurt loved ones by exposing the person.
When you don’t speak up to expose the violator, you are putting others at risk. You literally could be saving someone’s life. No person’s reputation is worth your voice being imprisoned. No person’s reputation is worth someone else being violated or harmed.
Being raped, molested, and abused literally alters & affects you for the rest of your life. It kills parts of a child and robs them of so many parts of their life affecting them in every way.
Let’s stop protecting egos & reputations of family members/friends by keeping these secrets.
If you have been violated or you know someone who has been violated… it’s your responsibility/duty to speak up & save others from being presently violated or others from being violated in the future.
Click the video below entitled “5 Tips to Overcome A Traumatic Experience” which features my personal story. This powerful testimony is featured on my talk show, “Heart of the Matter” & is a must watch & must share episode.