Gabrielle Union Says Sexual Assault Stories During Her Book Tour Have Been Triggering

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Gabrielle Union has actually been singing about sexual violence for many years, however one negative effects of her advocacy is that she’s basically continuously activated.

While promoting her book We’re Going to Need More Wine— where she discusses being raped at gunpoint at 19 years of ages– Union has actually heard numerous stories of sexual attack from ladies at her book finalizings and occasions in the previous year. She spoke about the psychological toll in an interview for Redbook’ s March cover.

“On my book tour, a lot of cities felt like a revival,” Union informs the mag. “There were so many disclosures of abuse during the Q&A portion of talks and during the book signing. Even as I was driving away people were flagging down my car in tears. I didn’t realize how big the need was for so many people to just get it out, to have someone look them in the eye and say, ‘I believe you.’ I cried a lot.”

Like other ladies likewise faced with sexual attack through the news cycle, Union states she’s needed to discover a technique of coping. “I Skyped a lot with my therapist, because the horrors that I was taking in triggered my PTSD,” she states. “But I feel a responsibility to offer that sense of safety and support. And luckily I have the means to help myself at the end of the night.”

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