Why I won’t let shame about sexual assault silence me any more


When I had the idea of asking women to tell me the stories they found most difficult to tell, I knew I was entering uncharted waters.

I knew it because I had experienced the same silencing myself.

In my early 20s I was sexually molested by a GP while he was inserting an UUD.

For decades i was unable to tell anyone what had happened to me.

Shame 4dEvery time I thought about the incident I felt hot with shame.

Yet rational, grow-up me knew perfectly well that i had done nothing wrong.

I had behaved as a…

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