This is for my sisters and brothers who have decided to break their silence about harassment and abuse that they have experienced. You are brave. You are strong. I have been where you are, and I have learned some things. The first rule is this: nobody is entitled to your story of harassment or grooming or abuse. Nobody. If you decide to speak up, I have some tips. Know that reporters will believe you. They have heard more than they can print, more than you could ever imagine.
By now, you all know that I have A Story.
If you haven't heard my story yet, you can read about it here, and in the links within that article. I don't want to talk about it any more, or at least, not here, in this space.
But there are some things you don’t know about, that I want to share. It’s important for you to know these things in order to understand my story properly, and why I decided to tell it, and how it is evolving.
There are the days I spent planning my lett