The moving PSA generated awareness around male sexual abuse and assault, but beyond awareness, the PSA ignited conversation.
“Sometimes males are socialized that they don’t feel it’s OK to seek help, they may not feel comfortable [or] able to talk about this,” […] “There may be shame in a different kind of way.”
Some abuse survivors have cited #MeToo as a stressful influence, saying it resurfaced the pain of their abuse. Others have reported feeling less alone, saying it encouraged them to address past trauma by talking to loved ones, counselors, or people with similar experiences.
The first third of 2018 is in the rearview mirror, and quite a bit has happened. I’m excited to announce that Anthony Edwards, the actor and director best known for his role on the television series ER, has joined our board of directors.