Someone is making sure we don’t forget Christine Blasey Ford and her brave testimony
Brett Kavanaugh may be a Senate-confirmed Supreme Court justice, but that doesn’t mean we’re forgetting the sacrifice and courageous testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Dr. Ford gave up her safety, security and home to testify at Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings that he had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in 1982. Now, someone is making sure her words continue to be heard, by spray painting powerful parts of her testimony across the Yale campus, including the law school.
Kavanaugh attended Yale Law as a member of the class of 1990.
The now viral photos show several places where Dr. Ford’s heartbreaking words were left in paint.
“I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me,” is written on the base of a statue.
“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” taken from her description of her deeply traumatic memories of the assault, is painted across the ground.
And, perhaps the most powerful of all, “I have had to relive my trauma in front of the entire world” blocks anyone’s entrance to the door of a campus building, forcing anyone who enters to consider Ford’s testimony.
According to the BBC, campus workers were quick to remove the graffiti once it was discovered. But the photos continue to spread online, reminding us all that there are still people out there who believe Dr. Ford. Who value her words. Who grieve with her that she was forced to experience her trauma anew, on a stage while the entire country watched. Who stand behind her, and stand against Brett Kavanaugh.
We only hope Dr. Ford sees them, and knows how much support there is behind her, even still.
Ford was not the only woman to come forward with accusations of misconduct against Kavanaugh. Several other woman claimed he acted inappropriately toward them, from sexually harassing them to exposing himself in front of them. Yet, in a mostly party line vote, the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6.
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