Nicole, I was so saddened but not at all surprised to read your story. I find it extremely isolating to experience this level of abuses of power, and am impressed with your ability to stay grounded in your truth to share your story while/after being re-victimized by these systems. I live with a lot to fear about who I can share what with, because I unfortunately know all too well how little it takes for people to pathologize a totally appropriate response to horrific things and how easily things can be twisted to create a narrative that serves only the ones who are abusing their power. I’ve shared your piece with others in an attempt to give them deeper understanding to the lasting impacts of the trauma tbat comes after being reoeqtedly failed by the systems that so many people defend, or think will only help them. Thank you for your work.