I used my words as best I could. I ended up with the response I expected. I also looked at myself and made an apology that needed to happen.
I am back to doubting my decision to disclose abuse. The scene is too small and I’m too much an outsider and society is still stacked against women. I can honestly say I tried. I can also say, I’m out. Out of the scene. Out a place that ceased being a haven and became a toxic trap. I’ve made a few friends there, and I do hope I can keep them.
Now, I move forward. My words didn’t help me, so I’ll take action. I’ll find a new place.