There isn’t anything I’ve written here that even remotely suggests I’m either brushing it off or saying we’ve done what we could. I live and breathe this stuff every day, but the article isn’t about me or what I’ve been doing. And as a survivor of abuse and one who’s needed a whole lot of therapy to heal from it, I can tell you first hand that apologies by proxy can be healing, at least for some people.

As for the issues I’ve written about here, I’ve owned my own part in it, and it would be wrong to neglect an apology on behalf of the system and ‘family’ I belonged to for such a long time. That doesn’t replace the need for everyone else to own their own crap, nor is it any sort of a cop out.

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