It shouldn’t be expected.
It shouldn’t be usual.
It shouldn’t be par for the course.
But I am female.
So it is.
Transgender people too.
Gender non-conforming too.
All colours, creeds, faiths and genders too.
Things that I’ve never said out loud.
Experiences I remember.
Experiences I carry with me.
I am not special.
No more special than the next #metoo person around town.
I feel a shift.
I feel like we’re on the cusp of something.
Teetering on the brink of balance.
One man did horrible things.
To many people.
I hope that people start shifting the subject of these issues from the victims to the perpetrators.
I’m trying to find a silver lining and hope that the publicity of the story of this one, terrible man who seriously abused his position of power will herald a significant shift in the way other people view sexual assault/harassment/abuse.
I have experiences I wish I didn’t have.
Thankfully, my experiences of good outweigh those of the bad.