Today I am grateful for the voice I've been given, and for the path of discovery that taught me

Too often it seems that silence is the safer track through uncertain or dangerous territories. We keep silent out of fear of reprisals, ridicule or -- in extreme cases, loss of our lives.The silence of women in cases of sexual assault or abuse has been a focal point in recent weeks. I find it encouraging that it often only takes the courage of one woman to burst the dam of silence