So far in my life I am fortunate to have never been beaten or sexually abused. But there’s a 1 in 3 chance of it happening to me one day.
I have never known anyone or spoken openly to a woman or girl who has been beaten or sexually abused. But when I think of all the incredible women and girls I have met, chances are that 1 to every 3 of them have been beaten or raped or will be in the future.
This fills me with an overwhelming sadness, and with this, my words fail me.
This is global and local. And wrong.
I will stand, I will dance. and I will smile. Because we have power. And that 1 in 3 chance will drop.