I hope you are all well?
My name's Lisa and I'm 23 years old. I'm still in a state of shock, I think. I was sexually assaulted last night on the way home from the train station by a stranger. So far at this point, I haven't cried... is this normal? I've pretty much felt quite numb. I still can't believe what's happened. It feels really surreal.
Because I feel I didn't stand up for myself enough, I wasn't going to call the police when I got home but when my mum got home and I told her the whole story, she opened my eyes and I realised that calling the police needed to be done.
I realise what he (the stranger) did was wrong, he knew I wasn't happy about it, but it never really dawned on me (or did it register in my mind) he sexually assaulted me. I only went along with him because I was scared of provoking him. My friends and my mum have said to me that I shouldn't feel stupid or silly. These things just happen, I guess.
I'm happy to be here. I'm looking forward to chatting with you all.