If you use social media, you likely have heard about #MeToo, the movement by Alyssa Milano.
I’m not a bad girl
five year olds can’t be whores!
when you said you would kill my mama, and my sister and my dog
I didn’t tell because I wanted to save them, not because I liked it
I wasn’t part of the deal
I wasn’t ugly, and pitiful and wrong
I wasn’t stupid and worthless
I’m strong, and powerful, and I can make love to my husband because I know you lied.
I’m beautiful, and valuable, and kind and good. I can give love and receive love and share my story because I know that YOU LIED!
I’m honest and trustworthy and I have friends and a life and a future. I know you lied.
And I can forgive you- because I am forgiven.
And I do
And now I’m free.