This letter was written by my friend Alex Trim. It made me cry. I think this is a message everyone needs to hear so I asked Alex if I could share it with you.
Dear Victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse,
It was not your fault. You did not ask for it in any way, shape, or form. Your skirt or shorts were not too short, your jeans were not too tight. You were not showing too much cleavage. You were not flirting, and you did not consent. If you were drugged, or beaten, that was not a mistake you made. God Loves you. I Love you. Prayers are made often and with Sincerity.
You are Beautiful. You are not Ugly. You are Loved. You are not a Whore. You mean Something. Your are not Damaged Goods. You have a Purpose. You are not a Waste. You are held with a view of Pride and Joy by Many. You are not an Object of Lust for Few. You are not a Trophy, nor a Prize. You are a Specially made, Wondrous Creature of God.
No Shame. No Guilt. No Excuses. No Blame. No Heartache.
You are Strong. You are Woman. Live like you own the Power you already Wield.
- Raped Too Much? (wordofawoman.com)