"Underdeveloped Overgrowth"

"not fully developed" "excessive growth"

enable me to minimize - meredith adelaide

In 2015 I was sexually assaulted at a photography workshop

it was like feeling I was forced to grow faster than my brain could handle, to use a voice I hadn't yet discovered I needed, to reach for people who may or may not hold on


Slow-forward two years (through losing friends, feeling crazy, trust-issues, but also finding my dearest of friends), the #metoo hashtag movement appeared online.

The week before, I had been asked to share a story of mine for a new print journal.

Triggered and inspired and still hurt, the story of my experience surfaced from me, finally.

I have been silent in public about it for many many reasons, and thus it is a piece to be read aloud.

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