Now, I don’t tweet, BUT a few days ago, when I logged into Facebook #METOO was the first thing I saw on my timeline. I found out that Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘Me too’ as a reply to this tweet. If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give men a sense of the magnitude of the problem. #MeToo”
The #MeToo movement started in 1996 by Tarana Burke after she missed an opportunity to properly help a young woman who had opened up to her about being abused.
And then, I changed my status to, #MeToo.
“Oh shit, I did it.”, I thought to myself. It was out there. I felt naked….again. I even thought about deleting it. Then I thought about blocking people from seeing it so that they wouldn’t judge me. I didn’t want people to think too that I was just bandwagoning another trend. What happened to me was something only very few people know about but sometimes, I felt as though everyone could see on me.
With #MeToo, it was almost a way of letting go of something that was weighing me down. The best part about it was that I didn’t have to explain my situation.
I had forgiven the dude a long time ago, in fact, I forgave him before I forgave myself. Crazy, huh? But hopefully, now I will be able to take another step forward into learning my strengths and loving myself.