Hi Daemon,

I was too triggered to read most of your story the day you posted it.

Your articulation of the events is very powerful. The pain and terror of what you endured, and survived, is horrific. I am sorry those three (can't call them "individuals" or "humans") thought they had the right to harm you the way they did, or to disregard your humanity.

I hope you realize how very wrong their perceptions are -- they are the ones who lack humanity; they are the "things," not you.

And yes, you can tell.

You can keep telling us. We believe you and we support you.

Acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection.