#MeToo

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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.

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8 thoughts on “#MeToo

  1. Beautiful sharing. Thanks to MacktheMaverick.com for sending sharing this article on her site. Yes, I understand…I didn’t want to jump on the bandwagon when I shared my story. I just know if we all feel like that, someone who needs are story will not here it. And our stories are to help, encourage, and transform others. So thank you for sharing. 🙂

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