When it comes to celebrity reaction to sexual assault, it’s easy to forget how common this is.
We all know someone who has been sexually assaulted and, as a result, has a reaction to it that’s not only different from the one that you’d expect, but also profoundly different from that of the victim.
One of the first steps in recovering from trauma is to reevaluate our responses to trauma.
When you hear someone tell you that you’re too sensitive, or that you should just be more accepting, you should listen to them.
When you hear people say that they’re “trying to help” or that they want to “change your perception of the situation,” you should also listen.
It is important to remember that, even when we don’t agree with your perspective, we all have a responsibility to listen.
The more we understand that there is a difference between your “good intentions” and your “bad intentions,” the more we can start to see ourselves in the other person.
We are all human, and our reactions to trauma are all part of who we are as people.
We need to listen to each other.
The next time someone makes you feel bad about yourself or tells you that “you’re so sensitive,” listen to their words.
You can also help change the way you think about this type of trauma by asking yourself: Am I trying to “fix” this issue?
If so, then you’re not listening.
It may be hard to see it, but this is what trauma is all about.
And if it’s not helping, it can’t be fixed.