The memory lingers, but they refuse to remain victims
While it appears that sexual violence has fallen in the United States because of education, stricter laws, and a greater emphasis on gender equality, an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Many of those people are under the age of 12. Most of those victims will be assaulted by someone close to them, like a friend of the family or a person from their extended family.
Race, wealth, and fame don’t make much of a difference to the abuser. These famous men and women were abused in thier lifetimes, but they were able to move on, telling their stories so that others may be able to escape a similar fate.