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rhodiumnights:

"When I started working on television in 1986, I quickly learned that fan mail came
with the territory. I would read letters like: “Hi, my name is Sarah. I really like your show. Can I please have an autographed picture?” But when I started working on SVU, I got a different kind of mail: “Hi, my name is Sarah. I’m 16 years old. My father has been raping me since I was 12, and I have never told anyone.” I remember my breath going out of me when the first letter came, and I’ve gotten thousands like it since then.”

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"When people ask me, you know…what is it about. It is about the courage, which you have, to heal. And so what we do is we foster and we water that garden, because the fact that somebody discloses, that somebody…See? It’s so sad. But the fact that like…that little boxer, that little…human spirit that comes out and goes "You know what? I don’t want to live like this anymore. I don’t deserve to hide. I don’t wanna have my lights shut off. I wanna get this off me.". And we say "Okay, great! You can, you will, and we will help you"

"It is about the courage, which you have, to heal. And so what we do is we foster and we water that garden, because the fact that somebody discloses, that somebody…See? It’s so sad. But the fact that like…that little boxer, that little…human spirit that comes out and goes "You know what? I don’t want to live like this anymore. I don’t deserve to hide. I don’t wanna have my lights shut off. I wanna get this off me.".

"I trust my instincts. If I don’t have that, I shouldn’t be here."

(Source: cathswillows)