To The Survivors — Guest Post, Robert Uttaro

[Please Welcome Robert Uttaro to the BonerFruit Blog. His message is an important one that needs sharing. You will find Robert’s full bio and contact information at the end of the post]

Greetings friends,

My work as a rape crisis counselor has been the most fulfilling aspect of my life. As hard as it can be to read or say the word “rape,” I would ask you to take some time and attempt to think of what someone who has experienced that crime might think and feel. How has the sexual violation affected their body, mind, heart, and soul?

Some people question how and why I even do this work, because they tend to perceive it as depressing and heavy. Certainly it can feel burdensome, but this work has been inspiring and humbling, as people open up to me about their deepest and darkest pain. Sexual violence in its many forms is deeply destructive, but does not have to control or destroy lives.

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