Okay. So, I “came out of the closet” on Facebook about having been raped. I’ve been posting about Pace. I posted my Project Unbreakable photos. I posted the personal piece that I wrote. I posted the Huffington Post article. So now everybody who has ever known me basically knows what I’ve been through.
My pothead senior class president, who won as a joke, sent me an “Ode to Lilly” after we spoke for a bit about everything. (He had somewhat of a crush on me and asked me out to a Thai dinner once.)
This is what he wrote:
" I do wish American males (and men around the world) would appreciate what we have. Women are beautiful— I’m sure we can do better than expressing that by watching porn and hanging boobs on our bedroom walls.
We need to improve. But historically, it’s better than it used to be. That probably doesn’t provide you with any comfort considering what you described in the article.
In my experience, the only thing that can heal pain inflicted by an injustice is fighting it. And that’s exactly what you are doing and I commend you for it. As far as you becoming, ”more bi,” it’s important that you have some fun. I hope that in twenty years not all of your memories of your early twenties will be of the pain those men caused you.
It saddens me that men nauseate you and I would like to think that as time heals your wounds and happiness replaces feeling of despair, you can forgive us.
It’s great that you found the strength to come out and share your story. If you use that same strength to pursue a career in art, I’m sure you will be successful.
And please, stay away from drugs and alcohol. Personal experience. “
He used to use a lot of drugs. I think he’s clean now.
I just thought it was really nice.