The legal system is not kind to survivors. This is a certifiable fact. We bare our souls and our trauma only to be met with distrust, shame, guilt, anger, ridicule, violence and stigma. It is rare that this system validates and protects us.
But today the experiences of over 50 women were heard and validated with a guilty sentence. To all the survivors who were brave enough to come forward and share their stories, thank you. To all the survivors who couldn't, thank you for your continued strength. We see you, we hear you, we are hear for you