An Open Letter from the soldier behind this project: Danna Davis.
" You might be wondering why I stepped forward now.
I felt like I needed to make it right. I allowed my fear of losing my career to silence me back then. Now I want people to be aware of what goes on so change can take place. I also met Mary, and trust her to tell my story.
I trust Mary with my truth. I trust she will tell it with integrity while maintaining my boundaries. She is an amazing person and talented actress. We have become friends over the course of several years.
I feel as though watching the good that happens from my story being told will only boost my healing. The hardest part of it all has been to forgive myself for my silence. I know if I had turned my rapists in it would have only made it worse on me, but my heart still feels guilt and shame. Bringing my attack to light now will help me close that chapter and move on, knowing in some small way I have contributed to change within the military system. For that, I am eternally grateful to you all for your help in not only my healing, but in your collective stance on protecting all the people in uniform from the predators in the ranks.
My dream is to one day see a military system that prosecutes those who victimize others, holds them accountable for their crimes. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping in the movement demanding this become a reality. Thank you for all the future soldiers who may one day serve without having to worry about who is watching their six.
Peace and joy to you all,