This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.
When he embraced me he told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now”. I just kept thanking him.
I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you. There are hotline numbers a little farther down.
This video is owned by Oswald Vinueza and full recording can be found here
I posted an extended response about the experience here on my blog
If you need help, please reach out!
Refuge Hotline in UK
Combat Stress Hotline In UK
Vets in USA with PTSD Hotline
1-800-273-8255, press 1.
USA Hotline for Domestic Abuse