In Honor Of Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Famous Women Who’ve Spoken Out About Their Abuse

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Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is perhaps one of the greatest poets of our time but as a child, she survived such a traumatic incident that it left her mute. After her parents split, Angelou was sent to live with her father’s mother. During a visit back home, her mother’s boyfriend raped a seven-year-old Angelou. Her uncles took justice into their own hands and killed her attacker. Angelou remained mute for years.

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