That thing where you hear about something and then see it everywhere… It’s got a name

Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.

Normally that quirky weird thing where you learn about an odd fact. Or new word. Or focus on something for the first time. And then it’s everywhere. You see tons of Kia Sorentos wherever you go, everyone seems to be mentioning “oil pulling” as a thing. (It’s not. I mean, it’s a Pinterest thing… But it’s not a thing)

I like that I’m binge watching “Sports Night” by Aaron Sorkin and it’s led to my most recent Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.

It’s great. The show I mean, not my Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. Thats more of a literal post trauma.

Now I’m out of witty quips. A few more episodes passed and the sexual assault episode isn’t the center of the plot anymore. I don’t know how I feel about it now. It’s everywhere. Literally and figuratively. I’m not sure how much I can write now about it. Suffice to say it’s something I’m working through. I think the piece I want to leave tonight is that it’s ok if you don’t remember. Just because you don’t remember everything doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It’s ok if it happened so long ago it seems like maybe it didn’t. It did. It happened. And it’s ok to ask for help. Even if you don’t feel like you can tell anyone. You can. You can tell me.

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3 thoughts on “That thing where you hear about something and then see it everywhere… It’s got a name

    • Yeah. 1 in 4 seems to be the stats. It’s horrific. I had a conversation with a group of (3) women friends in college about it. In the end we all ended up being one of those statistics.

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