Sexual Assault Survivors Write Love Letters to Themselves Using #SurvivorLoveLetter
Every year on Valentine's Day, our inboxes are filled with offers from several places telling us what to get for that special person in our lives, and for the single ones, what they should treat themselves to. A massage might soothe your tired bones, a good meal may assuage your hunger, but no one really tells you what to get for the broken and tired soul.
Tani Ikeda, filmmaker and founder of imMEDIAte Justice , started #SurvivorLoveLetter — a hashtag project aimed at survivors of sexual violence. The hashtag empowers people who have been victims of sexual violence to open up and reveal their stories, and talk about their healing process.
Social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr were filled with stories and messages of love and hope, letting other victims of sexual assault know that they were never alone in what they were feeling, that their feelings were real.