Hey guys, Kelcee here. I’m gonna say something real personal here, I’ve been debating it all day. So uh... here it goes;
As many of you know, it’s one year since Taylor won the trial against her harasser. That trial has stuck with me, and the #metoo
movement that has been ongoing since around the same time.
When I was 16, I was molested on one of my first dates. And I’ve lived with a huge amount of guilt for not stopping it. I’ve told myself it’s my fault because I didn’t fight it. But that’s not the truth.
I’ve never really talked about what I’ve gone through, but I just want to say that Taylor’s story made me feel validated in the fact that, even though what I went through may seem small compared to the stories of others, it still matters that I went through it. I’m allowed to feel hurt and angry and upset. No matter if it’s a slap on the ass, or an unwanted advance, or rape, it is okay to be affected by it. We don’t have to pretend it doesn’t happen. We don’t have to stay silent. We can rise above and find solace in one another, even when some may not believe us.
All women, men, and children who are affected by sexual harassment and assault should know that they are loved and valued and believed. If not by all, then by enough. You are so so brave, even if you do not share your story with the world. Thank you @taylorswift
for helping me be brave, even if it’s just in small doses. Spread kindness and awareness. Maybe one day no one will have to say me too. -Kelcee