It took me over 20 years to understand what happened to me on that night and the following years; here's why.
Such an amazing piece of writing Ann. Powerful and really heartrending; thank you so much for sharing your story and for having such incredible courage and strength; and demonstrating such a wonderful voice too x
Fuck me this is powerful. You are bloody awesome. Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait for what 2021 holds for you.
Couldn’t stop reading this Ann! And the one night thing def resonates, I am trying to teach my girls everyday what was not so obvious to me growing up....I watch old films/tv programmes I remember fondly and see how dismissive they were of women. On the face of it I was a strong girl growing up but it still didn’t stop the one night stand pressure thing and being in relationships with dickheads. TV programmes for kids have def changed to depict stronger women and it not always being about getting a man so I have hope for my girls. I loved your piece, good luck with the writing x
Beautifully written, amazingly brave, well done for finding your voice. Happy new year x
Ann this is moving and beautifully written. I am glad that you have shared it and I think you have captured how easily young girls find themselves exploited. Like others I’m speaking from personal experience but I’m not quite brave enough to share it so thank you.
Oh Ann, from one convent raised girl to another, I understand so so much of this story. Glad you’ve found your voice - keep on using it, because it gives us all strength and hope. Xxxx
Guuurl!!!! We have too much in common! You write amazingly! This resonates deeply with me and so many women I know. Thank you for having the courage to speak, to tell your story so boldly. I admire you! xXx
Ann, you write so courageously, brilliantly and beautifully, about a vile act and person. I hope this huge and brave step forward will propel you to a better, more comfortable, less painful place. Virtual girl power and healing to you, with huge respect, and support.
Stunning, powerful! I admire your courage to speak out - this is where the power lies. Onwards and upwards in the new year!
Well done courageous lady. I hope you are healing and finding your power. And so well written. Definitely carry on with the writing. Thank you for writing this piece. In some way it connects with every life (woman's) , with a universal story.