In May 2012, I began my healing journey.
I was sexually abused from the age of 14 until I was 21. I was also raped by a group of strangers when I was 17. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which was untreated until a year ago, when I entered into therapy.
In therapy, I’ve grown in confidence, I’ve told family and friends about my past, I feel like I am finally facing my demons. The shame and embarrassment is not what it was, I want to speak out about my experiences past and my healing in therapy now.
Shedding Light on Darkness is not just about my healing but it’s also about raising awareness of sexual abuse and rape as a whole.
I want others to know how prevalent it is, I want to see a change in the way victims are treated, in the media and by the Police. I want to bring truth to the many myths, I want to challenge the rape apologists. I want to give other victims the confidence to talk about what happened to them.
Most of all, I want to bring an end to sexual violence. It must be brought out of darkness and into the light.