Lifting the final layer of shame
To the Editor:
Thank you for writing such a poignant article about the State House event with Day One last week. I must say that I was terrified that day because I have never told of my experience in such a public venue. However, that was one of my proudest moments standing there in the rotunda and turning my experience into something positive that will hopefully help others.
The three of us (survivors) spoke afterwards of how liberated we felt; as if the final layer of shame was lifted that day when we realized that everyone there was on our side. Again, thank you for helping to spread our message to the community; we will continue to do the same.