Believe each other

Solidarity to the author of the most recent post on Black Girl Dangerous who writes of her experience of sexual assault by someone she thought was an ally.

She reminds us of the importance of believing each other:

among the many obstacles hindering my healing, the most insidious by far is the very same reason I chose to publish this piece anonymously—my fear that my community plain and simply won’t believe me.  Indeed, I am gripped by terror that my community’s attachment to this so-called ally would translate into accusations familiar to many survivors, that we are liars and exaggerators especially because my assailant is a “feminist.”  So what do we do?  What can we change other than institutional structures?  We can believe each other.

 

Her full post is available here.

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