Yes! This idea that we stop being preyed upon is laughable. Or that the wisdom of age protects us somehow from the predators. I don’t have a single story, at 48 I have many.
I’m glad you’re here. I want the world to be a safe place for you, and I hate that it’s not. We need you in it. You’re important because you’re you. Even in the moments when you don’t feel brave or strong, you have every right to be here, be loved, be acknowledged, to be a woman on this planet. And thank you.