hey, my name is Mateo.
for me, this has been a very difficult year, and i know christmas is hard for a lot of people.
I wanted to give a safe space for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse/sexual assault to share their feelings with other people who would understand. I'm a survivor of sexual abuse and am currently in the process of stabilization so I can undergo EMDR therapy for my PTSD.
This group is for ANYONE who's experienced sexual abuse. Regardless of if u have a diagnosis of PTSD, or if the abuse has been reported. i know what its like so i want to give people a space to go where they dont feel like no-one 'gets it'
it is never your fault, and you are not alone. you are strong and so worthy. you are loved, and youll be okay.
please do not post very explicit, detailed accounts of sexual abuse. this is not because it's anything to be ashamed of, simply as it may be triggering for others here. sharing your experiences is okay, but remember to put a content warning so that people know what they are reading.
we can make a general overview of guidelines for sharing experiences if you guys think this would be helpful.
one last thing:
in this group there will be no victim blaming. no shame surrounding how old or young you were at the time of the assault(s). no bias based on gender. no shame for male victims of rape. and no blaming women and girls for being sexualised.
lots of love,