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This is not a Newton-specific piece but I’m posting it here regardless, in support of all women with similar experiences. Please read* my story:  Forty years later, do sexual attackers even remember my name?  

Here are a couple of excerpts:

I was the only one to blame myself, I think, and I never put myself in a vulnerable position again, at least not with any of the neighborhood boys. It was my first understanding that I wasn’t as strong as I’d thought, that I could be overpowered. 

and…

I speak now in support of all women who have been reluctant to share their stories. If more of us speak up, if we put faces to the staggering number of sexual assaults in this country, maybe people will begin to understand the prevalence of the problem.

*If you’d like to help me get more visibility, please recommend it (heart emoji) on medium.com and share it elsewhere.