A few months after starting working here I was raped by a colleague.
It was violent and terrifying. I was very young. I did not want to speak to anyone as I was so scared but after my injuries healed I chose to speak out and after several months he lost his job.
I am happy not to work next to him but I have been offered no support. It hurts to work by his office.
I hoped to be a politician one day but I have no more energy. No confidence to even speak some days. We work hard in committees and plenary to keep this incredible House working so well.
Don’t forget about us.
We are still hurting.