Dear Survivor,  May you be safe. May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you live with ease.   Recovering is a slow crawl, but I believe in you. I believe in your enormous capacity for regeneration. You are a starfish in that way– you can re-grow what was hurt.   Please remember that this is not your fault. Consent is never optional. It may take a while, but I hope you internalize that you did not deserve this. No one does.  When you are ready, I hope you connect with community. People have walked through this before & they want to love & care for you. I love you & I care for you. I know you’re doing the best you can, & it is good enough.  With love,  Caroline


Dear Survivor,

May you be safe. May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you live with ease. 

Recovering is a slow crawl, but I believe in you. I believe in your enormous capacity for regeneration. You are a starfish in that way– you can re-grow what was hurt. 

Please remember that this is not your fault. Consent is never optional. It may take a while, but I hope you internalize that you did not deserve this. No one does.

When you are ready, I hope you connect with community. People have walked through this before & they want to love & care for you. I love you & I care for you. I know you’re doing the best you can, & it is good enough.

With love,
Caroline

Tani Ikeda