Dear Maisie,  What happened to you isn’t who you are, but it is your story to tell. What men do to you has nothing to do with who you are. Not really.  Every day gets easier, but it’s okay to feel however you feel. I hope someday you feel safe again.  I love you when you are sad and scared the same way I love you when you are brave and strong. I try every day to be kind to you. Please forgive me for all the days I haven’t.  Love,  
Maisie 💜

Dear Maisie,

What happened to you isn’t who you are, but it is your story to tell. What men do to you has nothing to do with who you are. Not really.

Every day gets easier, but it’s okay to feel however you feel. I hope someday you feel safe again.

I love you when you are sad and scared the same way I love you when you are brave and strong. I try every day to be kind to you. Please forgive me for all the days I haven’t.

Love,
Maisie 💜

Tani Ikeda