In the two years of working on Project Unbreakable, I never allowed myself to break. I focused on only giving others a voice. I didn't realize I had allowed my family anguish -- and myself -- to silence my own.
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Like many military members who survive a sexual assault, the process of reporting the rape and seeking some justice was a long, despairing and ultimately fruitless effort.
It may seem intuitive that ending violence, and particularly violence against women and girls (VAW), requires the commitment of all community members.
Love wasn't on your mind or on your hands, but it's the only thing on mine. It put me back together. It made me whole again. Little by little, I learned to love myself.
After 25 years in professional wrestling, I really thought I knew pain. I was wrong. Every week as a volunteer on RAINN's sexual abuse hotline, I bear witness to the type of pain I can only guess at.
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