Actress Gabrielle Union has recently been speaking out against sexual assault and sharing her story. In her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, she wrote about being sexually assaulted at 19-years-old while working at Payless.
She went into detail of the event and the troubles that followed years later. While in New York for a conference, Gabrielle opened up about her feelings regarding her story. She said:
“I have seen the devil up close, I can’t go any lower. When you are being raped at gunpoint at work, I can’t go any lower; when I watched my girlfriend at 35 die a slow death because she was afraid of finding out what the lump was in her chest, I can’t go any lower.”
Gabrielle also opened up about difficulties carrying a child and the pressures she felt from those around her about having children:
“The reality is, I have adenomyosis. The gag is, I had it in my early 20s.”
She also went on to explain to all the women in the audience about how important it is to understand your body while taking birth control.