In a tweet on Tuesday, Linsday Ell stepped out of her comfort zone. The country singer/guitarist had a link to an interview she’d done with People magazine about being raped twice, something she’d never gone public with before.
I have never shared this with you guys… but through healing we reach new levels of honesty with ourselves and what made us who we are. Our stories can help create hope and change for other survivors…. 🤍 @people https://t.co/Zr9ef3INIE
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) July 7, 2020
(embed courtesy Lindsay Ell)
In addition, she has launched the Make You Movement, a charitable fund to help organizations that support at-risk youth, domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors. She also released a powerful new song called “Make You”, which delves into the pain and turmoil of coming to grips with her experiences, and how taking ownership of the trauma helps to lessen its hold.
The song is from an upcoming album from Ell called “Heart Theory” and if you have a few minutes, its worth the listen. Props to Lindsay for feeling strong enough to speak up; who knows how many other women she will help just by putting this out to the world (video embedded with permission from Lindsay Ell)
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