Absolutely you may, dear heart.
The thing is, whatever sexual violence I've experienced (and of course there's some, and how terrifically pissing is it that being a woman means that for all of us of course there's some?), the thing that I am still struggling with and seeing a therapist at 41 is the non-sexual child abuse?
THAT did a number on me.
I hope all women--all people--who suffer have someone to stand up for them and show them that it is not the end of their life. And I love every person who has spoken out here and elsewhere to say so.
No silence and no shame.
(In a totally unrelated note, read BLOODHOUND last year and loved it and cannot wait to get to MASTIFF. You do good, ma'am.)