I’m the person who intervened the incident on the evening of 1 April.
Thank you very much for your letter, it was extremely thoughtful of you. I must say I was overwhelmed and taken aback by your generous words.
I was very pleased when informed by the police that you wished to get in contact with me. It was a big regret of mine that evening that I didn’t manage to ask for your name or any contact details just to see if you were ok following the incident.
Everything just happened ever so quickly.
However, the most important thing is that you are ok and doing well. I cannot imagine what must have been going through your mind at the time of the incident and the days that followed. By the sounds of it you have a very close knit and supportive family.
I truly believe that I was in the right place at the right time and if it wasn’t for you alerting me, then I would not have been aware of the seriousness of the incident, so it was very much a team effort!!
If you need any reassurance regarding the incident (or anything in general for that matter) then please let me know.
Take care of yourself
All the best
They haven’t called me to tell me but I found it online.
He’s now in court.
The sentence was given today. 5 years because he pled guilty straight away and he will also be deported.
Feels final and finished. I’m amazed at how quick it has all happened and know how luck I am.
A beautiful quote given to me by my mother that I now have above my bed:
‘In Japan broken objects are often repaired with gold, the flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty.
Consider this when you feel broken’
Today speaking to my support she told me something that I found really helpful.
Everything is a choice.
So when I get stressed or upset or feel anxious in a situation I have to just chose a different option.
Recognise the issue
^ ^ ^
Let it go Dwell on it Postpone
I quite like this idea and plan to use it when I go away travelling at the end of the week.
Always think of three points of view.
1 2 3
My feelings Their feelings The rational
This morning I woke up to the news that the sentencing has been delayed. Apparently this is very common but it’s taken me by surprise.
Today I was hoping to feel like just another girl again and for everything to be over.
Apparently this means nothing serious and that nothing has changed. It’s purely a small disappointment that seems much larger having waited.
April 1st was when it happened.
April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
April 2nd Donal Trump proclaims April the month of Sexual Assault Awareness after being accused himself.
Donald Trump has announced that April will be “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month” as the President fights multiple accusations of sexual assault himself.
The President has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 15 women.
After the worst few days of my life reports were made in the press to find him.
I was told these would happen and decided for myself that I would not read them in case it would at all jeopardise the case if he was found.
unfortunately I accidentally read the title
Screaming woman dragged to ground and sexually assaulted in terrifying attack
I read the first few sentences and then it struck me. That woman was me.
I am just another girl, I am not defined as a victim or a ‘screaming woman’. I was just a girl walking home and I became a woman who won.