Some know it immediately; for others, it takes time — lots of time.
Five local women related their life-altering and often graphic accounts of the moment they first experienced acts of sexual assault and the moment they realized how much those experiences had changed them. Often, it took months or even years for these women to come to terms with what they had been through.
“I never told anybody,” said Linda, a victim of rape. “I stayed silent. … It wasn’t until recently that I realized I hadn’t been living life fully.”
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