My Story: Dr. Ford’s Need for Two Doors

My Story: Dr. Ford’s Need for Two Doors

Thank you Dr. Ford for telling your story today. You are so brave and courageous and I feel your pain. I won’t go into my story, but I wanted to say that it was such an eye opener to hear you say that you needed 2 doors in your remodel of your home. Personally, I have not been able to sleep in my bedroom with my loving husband for all 23 years we’ve been married. I’ve always felt better sleeping in the living room, close to the exit doors. It wasn’t until your testimony that I’ve understood why. It truly is that I feel trapped in a bedroom, far away from the exit door. I was trapped in the back of a pickup with a canopy while being raped. I was also trapped in a small closet as a man shoved his penis in my mouth. You have helped me understand my feelings of claustrophobia that I wasn’t really aware I had. My assaults occurred about 30 years ago.

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