Jerry Sandusky

Each new sexual assault story reminds me of my own

Each new sexual assault story reminds me of my own

I feel as if my head is going to explode. I sit in a numbed state of near-panic, my head pounding, my breath shallow. I feel myself begin to shut down. The reason for my distressed state is a morning spent trapped in a hospital waiting room, watching the TV and hearing endless reports of sexual abuse and assault — each reminding me of my own.

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman on Megyn Kelly, talking about her sexual abuse at the hands of the team doctor. Corey Feldman on Dr. Oz, talking about his sexual abuse by a ring of pedophiles in Hollywood that preys on young boys. News clips of Roy Moore and another woman saying she was sexually assaulted by him.

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