Gems, Jewels, Love and Life

#MeToo October 16 2017, 0 Comments

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women have come out and spoken up about their own experiences in solidarity. Social medias have been flooded with stories, and two little words. Two chilling little words... 

I am so saddened by this ocean of "me toos". Not surprised, but really saddened. And as I was seeing more and more of them appear on my FB feed early this morning, I told my husband "I guess I'm one of the lucky ones"...
And since I uttered those words, memories have been coming up, out of the dark, one after the other.

I'm realizing now that because none of those instances were extremely traumatic or leave huge scars (as they have for too many), I simply brushed them off, rationalized them, filed them in my brain as "boys being boys". And even worse, I felt I was perhaps partly to blame. Did I not feel flattered, wanted, seen, validated, even just a little?

Feeling (and being made to feel) like my body and my sexuality were the only things of value I possessed was part of my dysfunction, and of many other women's, I suspect.

Witnessing so many amazing women stand up and speak up for themselves is inspiring, empowering and gives me hope. I believe things are changing, and will continue to change.

We are strong, talented, wise, creative, intelligent, funny. We are powerful, and the world needs us. Let's not ever let anyone make us feel otherwise.

Thank you my sisters.