This Is What It Feels Like To Be “Grabbed By the Pussy” By Someone You Know
Allison Bedford

Thank you so much, Allison, for this heartfelt piece of writing. I am so sorry you had this experience in which, although you talk about these 2 specific boys, you no doubt — as we all did — found ourselves with damaged trust in men, in human beings, in anyone we thought we could trust. This is the harm of rape culture. All of us mistrusting each other. The work I have been required to do in my lifetime is to heal from this mistrust and learn, first and foremost to trust myself, and one of the ways I do this is by fully feeling — exactly as you demonstrated- every tiny part of the moment at which the mistrust began, and begin re-building my trust from there. Thanks again.