Now, advocates against sexual assault across the Triangle are standing with the anonymous victim, in a display of support for her decision to tell her story.
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Anti-sexual assault advocate, Gentry Hodnett, had her own letter about sexual assault victim blaming to share.
Catherine, who chose to identify herself only by her first name, said she feels sexual assault is a human issue and that it is up to people to look after one another in any given community.
Natalie Ziemba said the victim's courage to write the letter in the first place is what strikes her the most about it.
Watch sexual assault survivor advocate Irene Dwinnell read the letter in its entirety below. Warning, there is some explicit and graphic content.
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