“You get anxious that possibly you’ve revealed an excessive amount of.”
In her 2017 memoir We’re Going to Want Extra Wine, Gabrielle Union recounted her expertise being raped at gunpoint as a sophomore in faculty.
“For no matter cause, each time I discuss being a rape survivor, persons are like [gasp] after which they overlook,” she stated. “We’re so conditioned that we all know what somebody appears like who has suffered from PTSD, we imagine we all know what rape victims appear like and it isn’t me.”
Union additionally mentioned how coping with her PTSD has taken a distinct form since quarantining together with her husband Dwyane Wade: “I believe it has been onerous in the course of the quarantine as a result of we’re in the identical area.”
“I’ve not been residence in any form of constant means since I’ve been an grownup, so simply attending to know my husband, which sounds loopy, I used to be like, ‘Oh, daily, daily you’re going to be right here, okay ahh yeah I suppose that is wholesome.’”
“I simply really feel just a little bit extra bare, uncovered. As a result of I’m simply on Zoom with the therapist and I can hear the family, after which the doorways open and…there may be not sufficient area, you recognize what I imply, and that form of worries me typically.”
“You understand when persons are like, ‘You gotta preserve the thriller about your self. Do not inform him the whole lot.’ I am like, ‘Effectively, shit, then, the pandemic, you bought the entire thing.'”
“So you must discover out: ‘Do you’re keen on me for all of … the bags?’,” she admitted. “You get anxious that possibly you’ve revealed an excessive amount of and you are going to scare them away as a result of broken girls aren’t imagined to be lovable.”
If you happen to or somebody you recognize is a sufferer of sexual assault and in want of somebody to speak to, name 1-800-656-HOPE or go to RAINN’s web site.