I don’t think people in the U.S. know how closely we are watching this, and I didn’t know, until now, how deeply this testimony would affect me personally. We have been watching the downfall of the American democracy for a while now. We have been watching the #MeToo movement for a while now, not knowing what to think of it.

Well, I didn’t know until now, and there I stand watching this testimony, feeling really stupid, dragged into reality. I’ve been there. It happened to me. I only told one person. It was 28 years ago. I thought it was my fault, my responsibility. I was 13 years old. I just realized that it wasn’t.

I hope she really understands the impact she has on all of us, around the world. And I hope she knows she’s making history. Whatever the outcome may be.

— P., Belgium