Dear #metoos

Dear #metoos,

I see you.

I hear you.

I value you. 

I respect you and your resiliency.

I commit to holding space for you, your stories, and your realities. I commit to doing what I can to address these issues as they present themselves in my own life. I commit to going against the dominant male culture of hypersexism, aggression, and violence. 

It is true that I have not walked in your shoes, and I am aware that I may never fully understand your reality. 

But, I can (and I will) lean in, hold space for you, own-my-own, and work to not perpetuate all causes of harm and suffering. 

When you suffer, we all suffer.

With love and respect,