#metoo || Lately, I've been seeing this hashtag in my social media feeds. Today, I decided to educate myself on it (because it's everywhere). I've been reading stories from others, hardcore relating to them, and it inspired to be brave enough to share with others that this is real. Abuse is real. I was 5 when my first traumatic event happened. It was the first time I felt shame. And I've always perceived it as the moment I lost my innocence. I have been abused in many forms and it has shaped who I am today. I struggle and I wrestle knowing value. I skim past words people say because I don't believe them, because certain words have less and less value to me. In certain moods, I am very sensitive to touch and avoid hugs and closeness. I fear so much. Guys, this is very real. This is something that many people face. This can't be another problem that we become numb to.