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Stop stop stop stop!!!

Stop with your assumptions and your accusations and your gossiping! Just because Dakota Hanson’s stories of kidnapping, rape and torture don’t sound like yours, that doesn’t mean hers aren’t real.

Maybe just portions of what she says really happened. Or perhaps nothing she says is true. And what if you’re wrong and everything is the truth? You say that because you have experienced your own trauma that you can tell that hers is fiction? The fact remains that you don’t know. You are only guessing. You say it doesn’t feel “right” to you and that someone who was abused as she claims she was wouldn’t talk about it like she does. How can you say that? How do you really know?

If you have a problem with Dakota Hanson’s stories, why aren’t you commenting to her on her page underneath her pieces? Why are you spreading rumors and hate among your so-called Medium “friends” and shaming her? Why are you summoning as many people as you possibly can and ganging up on her? Do you really need all your “peeps” to stand behind you in this war?

It’s not about you. It’s not about you and how you feel reading her pieces. If you don’t feel comfortable reading what she writes, then stop. Just stop. And if you feel so traumatized that you can’t sleep or eat or make love with your husband like any other day, maybe you should see a therapist.

Writer and copyeditor. “What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about” ~ J. Wright

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