A Letter to Myself

Dear Monique,

You are going to learn a lot about the world and about yourself as you get older and you will soon realize that sometimes the grass can be greener on the other side. Your self-confidence was shattered into a million pieces and in the moments when you felt hopeless, something in your life would change to make you feel hopeful.

They say you know who is really in your corner when you need them the most and this time in your life will show you just that. Everything happens for a reason and while we may never know what that reason truly is, what I do know is being a survivor of sexual violence will open you up to many endless possibilities.

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be you. And never apologize for being imperfect because that will be just the “thing” that will make you perfect.

Monique Cunningham (Rape Survivor)

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