I am 25 and female and I have been touched by the rising movement to speak honestly about sexual assault in our culture. Women have felt brave enough to step forward and share their stories, demanding change.
The Me Too Movement is a start. Sexual assault affects the lives of many women, rich and poor, white, black, brown and everywhere in between.
I’ve been thinking of what I want my place to be in making a major problem better. And I don’t know yet. But, I believe it is vital to take the steps in our everyday lives to make these social ills better. That means advocating for change in the workplace, in politics and in our very own private spheres. Too many victims have not received justice and I want to be part of the solution.
So, I will be educating myself, learning to be an change agent in preventing assault, harassment and other abuses and finding ways to be involved in my everyday life.
Even though, we may not have a clear path, we can always contribute towards a better future by just starting the journey.