Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart opened up today about being a victim of sexual abuse. In a very touching, and powerful essay in in the Players’ Tribune today, Stewart opened up about the traumatic experience, while exhibiting great courage.
It was from the ages of 9-11.
I was so young. Even at that age, I knew what was happening was wrong. It felt wrong. But it was also confusing.
After dealing with the trauma and shock internally for years, Stewart recounts telling her parents:
“Mom? Mom, I have to tell you something.”
She sat up and just looked at my face. I led her back to my bedroom. I laid down on my bed while she sat on its edge.
And while, she has opened up about all of this, Stewart knows that her words will help others:
That’s why I’m writing this. This is bigger than me.
The out-pour of support for Stewart after revealing was overwhelming, as she received a litany of support for showing such strength in sharing her story as part of the #MeToo campaign.