Me Too… The Movement Finally Being Seen Thanks to Social Media


The “Me Too” movement has quickly taken over most social media platforms. For those of you who are not yet familiar, it’s encouraging women who have been sexually harassed or abused to post the words “me too” to their profiles. This effort is a way to tangibly represent the number of women who have been victimized all over the world. It’s educating society about the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, while simultaneously  forming a community of women who are now connected.

me too

We all share the same feelings of guilt, shame and fear.

This movement has done for me what it has done for many other women, it has helped me heal. I have read story after story almost identical to what I personally experienced.

A friend, someone I thought I could trust, took advantage of me. For years I have replayed that day in my mind. I would play out the scene thinking things like “Maybe I should have said ‘No’ louder”, “It was my fault for being alone with him” and “I should have known what his intentions were.”

Even after I heard him brag to his friends saying, “She said no, but I know she meant yes”, I still questioned what part I played in my assault. I assumed that because it wasn’t a stranger that it wasn’t actually rape.

Writing my story today, and reading the other stories from women online, has changed the narrative of the scene that I play in my mind. I now understand that I didn’t do anything wrong. The women sharing their stories did not do anything wrong.

Society has a problem, and just like cancer, it will continue to spread until we fight it. I believe this is the first step in our fight to end sexual harassment and assault. So to everyone reading this I say “me too”, and stand with you.

You can read more about the “me too” movement and the woman who started it in 2007 HERE

Previous articleWhen a Loved One Isn’t There
Next articleWhen Your Two Year Old Travels Without You
Haley is an Arizona transplant who moved here from San Diego 12 years ago. She married her husband Nick in 2013 and they welcomed their son Emerson in December two years later. After the birth of their son Haley decided to leave her corporate job in order to stay home and spend more time with her family; a family that seems to be growing since a puppy, Nala, joined the crew in October and a baby girl is expected to make her debut in the summer of 2017. If Haley's not watching HGTV or running after an active toddler there is a good chance she's at Spotlight Youth Theater a local non-profit where she teaches dance. She also has a personal blog The Business of Blonde, where she documents her life and covers everything from getting out to debt to organizing her closet.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here