Sexual assault has a way of stripping a man or boy of his dignity and self-esteem. Then it reprograms his own self-image.
We find it hard to recapture self-confidence and self-worth. Not impossible, but challenging.
I have taken to the stand-up comedy stage to educate other male survivors and those who try to love them. I blog about my isolated religious upbringing where physical and sexual abuse were commonplace and I serve as a facilitator of a weekly support group for men who have suffered sexual assault.