In recent weeks the news and social media have been filled with the Supreme Court hearings and sexual assault news. I thought that I had “gotten past” my issues with sexual assault and that it wouldn’t upset me. I haven’t gotten overly stressed or upset to the point of not functioning, but it has brought up a couple of memories that I tried to forget. This is a part of my life and includes information ….read on; illumination awaits….
My name is Erin and I’ve worked with survivors of sexual assault for over five years. I’v experienced sexual assault myself. I have told romantic partners about it, I have been believed and not believed. It is from these experiences that I write to you about helping your partner. Whether they are male or female, they need your support so much. We will talk about: safety, trauma, and a few tips to remember along the ….read on; illumination awaits….
This blog is specifically for those who have someone in their life who has experienced sexual assault. Whether it be a sister, brother, lover, or friend, I will talk about some things to keep in mind that will allow you to be present for them during their pain. The key points I will be discussing are: your love for them, safety, respecting their unique healing journey, reading/workshops, it’s not their fault. The first thing I’d ….read on; illumination awaits….