I'm writing blog post pitches and working on getting this blog up and running again. After the amazing response to my post on BlogHer - A Letter to JimBob and Michelle Duggar - I finally feel like I've found my place in all of this blogging stuff. I cannot tell you how terrifying and exciting it is to know that so many people felt like they could relate to my words. I posted it on BlogHer originally because I was so angry and upset. My blog had been neglected for so long that I figured no one would see if I posted here, but I never imagined that I'd get such a reaction. (18 THOUSAND reads so far and counting...Holy cow. I am still in awe.)
I thought I was ready to fight before but I wasn't. Now? Good luck stopping me. I've been given a second opportunity to use my voice for good and I'm not giving it up this time.
I realized that the Duggar situation was so triggering to me because I was victimized in a similar fashion...the laws were not able to protect me because they are faulty and need to be changed. Some states have done it, now we work on them all. The statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse needs to go away and it needs to happen now. No more new victims because they were too afraid to tell "soon enough". Time to start fighting for change.
Love you guys. Thanks for your support and encouragement. I couldn't do this without you.