What would you say to your closest friend if she were raped or sexual assaulted?  How would you respond?  What words of comfort would you offer him?

Sometimes, we are afraid to say anything.  We are afraid to say the wrong thing, or not the best thing.  Or, we might be afraid that there is nothing we could say that would bring comfort.

Many years ago, I organized an event that challenged people to find something to say to a survivor.  We created a display of hearts with messages of hope and healing to survivors.  With a little encouragement, so many people created beautiful messages.

Today, say something.  Say anything.  Say the thing you wished you had said.  Or say the thing you wished someone had said to you.

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