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Leeann Simons, Mikveh Guide
From the Mayyim Hayyim vaults, written almost 9 years ago.
Last night I had the privilege of being part of one woman’s healing ritual. She had been sexually assaulted by a former “good” friend, and was coming to us as part of her moving forward with her life.
What I want to first say about this experience, though, is that I did not do anything different for her than I was trained to do for all our immersees. Since the domestic violence workshop for Mikveh Guides at Mayyim Hayyim, though, I have been closing the blinds for evening appointments, because we don’t know many women’s situations when they come, and privacy is of the utmost importance.