The #MeToo movement has changed the way we feel about sexual assault and harassment, the way we report sexual abuse and crimes, the way the entertainment industry functions, and the way we do business. These changes, pervasive and long-lasting, help everyone.
ACEs and women often go hand-in-hand. Women experience more trauma than men. These traumas too often mirror the experiences of a childhood fraught with the same. ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that put all of us at risk, particularly women of color.
When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress on Thursday, September 27, 2018, a major energy shift occurred, particularly among the women watching. Dr. Ford’s testimony was not only believed, it was felt. It was a mass triggering of women’s trauma, common among those who have suffered from sexual abuse and sexual assault.
Studies confirm that women of color experience racism, sexism, regular harassment, and assault. Black women are particularly affected by these daily experiences and experience great stress as a result. These traumas are not new and too often mirror the experiences of a childhood fraught with the same. ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that put all of us at risk,