Ally Loprete

Growing Pains are the Greatest Tests of Our Lives!



If you are feeling torn these days… you aren’t alone. Every day it seems, we are being presented with a new sexual allegation of a public figure, and many of us have become especially challenged with how to process it all. Some women are being triggered with massive PTSD while others are traumatized to learn that someone they’ve admired has a history of abusive behavior. And then there is all the vitriol and confrontation. People everywhere are heated. We’d love to be able to turn it all off and pretend it isn’t happening. We’d love to blame someone for this experience. We shouldn’t be forced to go through any of this. Haven’t we been through enough for one year? We are in the test of our lives. How are we supposed to react when we learn that some of our greatest allies for women’s rights and feminism are perpetrators themselves, with a history of abuse towards women? First: Acknowledge how hard this is. None of this is easy, and you are NOT WRONG for how you may be feeling. Honoring yourself is more impo